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Offline Carnedyr

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Re: I got a Mouse!
« Reply #216 on: Wednesday 21 June 2017, 1503 »
(Yes ... thank you for that, Nooks ... )

I suspect that there are at least two of them living in our back garden.  I'm led to believe that terriers are very good at chasing rats ...  So I'm wondering if I can strike up acquaintance with a terrier anxious to demonstrate his rat-chasing skills ...  (You'd think there'd be loads in the country: I can't think of one in this neighbourhoold ... )

Ideally a Jack Russel but I have seen a Labrador get one from under a car and shake it to bits (not the car)
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Re: I got a Mouse!
« Reply #217 on: Thursday 22 June 2017, 1021 »
My rat Julie has been AWOL for some weeks now.

Perhaps she's gone visiting at Jean's. (She is a bit faddy with her food Jean, and don't leave it on any sort of trap or she will not eat it, then it goes to waste).

Yesterday I pulled a mummified rat carcass from under the floorboards at my sisters house. It appeared to be dead.
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Re: I got a Mouse!
« Reply #218 on: Thursday 22 June 2017, 1536 »
My rat Julie has been AWOL for some weeks now.

Perhaps she's gone visiting at Jean's. (She is a bit faddy with her food Jean, and don't leave it on any sort of trap or she will not eat it, then it goes to waste).

Yesterday I pulled a mummified rat carcass from under the floorboards at my sisters house. It appeared to be dead.

Were you actually looking for one?
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« Reply #219 on: Thursday 22 June 2017, 2331 »
Not really. I was actually looking for mummified elephant carcasses but there weren't any. That elephant repellant powder she keeps buying must be good stuff!
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Re: I got a Mouse!
« Reply #220 on: Saturday 24 June 2017, 1345 »
My rat Julie has been AWOL for some weeks now.

Perhaps she's gone visiting at Jean's. (She is a bit faddy with her food Jean, and don't leave it on any sort of trap or she will not eat it, then it goes to waste).

I think Miss Julie and her family are indeed living in my back garden at the moment.  But I have plans ...  involving mixing plaster of Paris with sugar, cornflour, etc. ...

Yesterday I pulled a mummified rat carcass from under the floorboards at my sisters house. It appeared to be dead.

Did you try giving it the kiss of life?

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Re: I got a Mouse!
« Reply #221 on: Wednesday 28 June 2017, 1323 »


I think Miss Julie and her family are indeed living in my back garden at the moment.  But I have plans ...  involving mixing plaster of Paris with sugar, cornflour, etc. ...



You're going to statue it to death?
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Re: I got a Mouse!
« Reply #222 on: Wednesday 28 June 2017, 1643 »


I think Miss Julie and her family are indeed living in my back garden at the moment.  But I have plans ...  involving mixing plaster of Paris with sugar, cornflour, etc. ...



You're going to statue it to death?

I suppose I could stand in the middle of the garden hurling plaster of paris statues at fleeing rats ... 

Apparently, though, plaster of paris is not good for the digestive systems of rats (or of anyone else for that matter).  But, cunning though they are, they don't realise that: especially if the p of p is mixed up with sugar, flour, etc., and then left in suitable places.

So I await the arrival of the p of p, and we shall see what we shall see ...

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Re: I got a Mouse!
« Reply #223 on: Thursday 29 June 2017, 1032 »
I've heard of that one before, but in all seroiusness I think its a bit cruel. If it has to be done I prefer the Jasper Carrot endorsed method.

"Blow its blydi brains out"

Ever handled a 12 bore Jean?

There are a few Youtube pieces showing dispachment of multiple rats with an air gun. Quick and clean. Get your combats on and night sights charged up Jean.
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Re: I got a Mouse!
« Reply #224 on: Friday 30 June 2017, 1726 »
I've heard of that one before, but in all seroiusness I think its a bit cruel.

Well, you're absolutely right, Nooks: any method designed to mess up the animals' digestive systems is really not good ...

If it has to be done I prefer the Jasper Carrot endorsed method.

"Blow its blydi brains out"

That's not a bad idea: at least it would be quick ...


Ever handled a 12 bore Jean?

Er ....

There are a few Youtube pieces showing dispachment of multiple rats with an air gun. Quick and clean. Get your combats on and night sights charged up Jean.

Er ....  (Is a 12-bore the same as a rifle used for clay pigeon shooting?)

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Re: I got a Mouse!
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Re: I got a Mouse!
« Reply #226 on: Sunday 02 July 2017, 1320 »
So that's what the Romans ever did for us?
Not waiting for the others.

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Re: I got a Mouse!
« Reply #227 on: Tuesday 04 July 2017, 1747 »
From a rather unpleasant smell in the house this morning, I have a feeling that the plaster of Paris might actually have worked ...

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Re: I got a Mouse!
« Reply #228 on: Friday 21 July 2017, 1921 »
You should be buying your plaster locally, Jean bach.  No wonder there's a recession etc etc
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Re: I got a Mouse!
« Reply #229 on: Sunday 23 July 2017, 2259 »
"Plaster of Peterborough" - doesn't have the same ring to it somehow ...

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Re: I got a Mouse!
« Reply #230 on: Monday 24 July 2017, 2202 »
Plaster shouldn't have a ring to it, Jean. It isn't made of metal, or rings.
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Re: I got a Mouse!
« Reply #231 on: Tuesday 25 July 2017, 1018 »
"Plastered in Peterborough" however, is a distinct possibility!  8)
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Re: I got a Mouse!
« Reply #232 on: Tuesday 25 July 2017, 1927 »
I blydi wish.
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Re: I got a Mouse!
« Reply #233 on: Wednesday 26 July 2017, 1843 »
"Plastered in Peterborough" however, is a distinct possibility!  8)

Wils didn't try getting "Washing powdered in Peterborough," did he?

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Re: I got a Mouse!
« Reply #234 on: Saturday 10 February 2018, 1335 »
Well, not heard from Julie for a long time now, so I think she has either succumbed to the neighbour's poison, or decided she is better off elsewhere!

However, GF rang me last week to say there was something alive in her kitchen, so, we gave the place a clean out and discovered many holes in pipe boards, under kitchen sink unit, where pipes go through the floor etc.. Set up the catch 'm alive trap (the one that Julie steadfastly refused to enter) and lo and behold, by the following morning it was populated with a young rat (about 80mm long, plus tail).

So, what to do with it? I was going to set it free like I did back then with Eric and Ernie, but given the current outdoor temperature plus it being a young one, it wouldn't survive anyway.

I opted for the CO2 Gas chamber, made out of one of those translucent storage boxes that the rat cage could drop in, then an application from my welding CO2 cylinder (No, I didn't drop it on it). and the little thing just peacefully drifted off to sleep. Job done!

We have restricted the movements around the house now by temporarily filling all the holes with gun foam. They can dig it out and they did so in one place, which is good as we can now reset the cage and put it right up to the hole.

Caught sister-rat last night and she suffered the same fate this morning. Trap reset ready for No 3.

I suspect there will be a pair of breeding parents somewhere, either under the floor or in the loft. Unfortunately its going to have to be the poison route for them after we've caught as many as we can and cemented the holes up properly.
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Re: I got a Mouse!
« Reply #235 on: Sunday 11 February 2018, 1244 »
We haven't had so many problems last winter as in previous winters.  But I really need to mix up some more of the plaster of paris stuff and scatter it about.

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Re: I got a Mouse!
« Reply #236 on: Wednesday 09 May 2018, 0958 »
Enticing "chew sticks" pasted with peanut butter are, it seems, the method of choice ...

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Re: I got a Mouse!
« Reply #237 on: Monday 14 May 2018, 1025 »
Sounds like that should be in the "Strange Foods" thread!

Got a call out the other week. An alarm kept going off. Got there to find somebody had put a bag of Easter eggs on top of a cupboard near an infra-red detector. When we got the bag down we found a mouse quietly munching its way through the eggs.
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Re: I got a Mouse!
« Reply #238 on: Monday 14 May 2018, 1208 »
And the moral of that is: eat all your Easter eggs at Easter!  Don't leave them for mice with infra-red inclinations ...