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Offline Jean

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Re: I got a Mouse!
« Reply #192 on: Tuesday 11 April 2017, 1341 »
It's when you start seeing pink psychiatrists with wings that you really need to start worrying ...

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Re: I got a Mouse!
« Reply #193 on: Friday 14 April 2017, 1854 »
Back to reality ....

This afternoon, I had to chase a rat away from our garden through a chink in a wall and back to the luxury mansion next door where building work is going on ...

It doesn't seem affected by the rat poison I put down a few weeks ago.  I think it comes in the garden, feasts on it, and goes off again ...

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Re: I got a Mouse!
« Reply #194 on: Friday 14 April 2017, 2216 »
Was it hard to get through the wall and was that just an excuse to use the luxury mansion's luxury pool?
And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.

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Re: I got a Mouse!
« Reply #195 on: Friday 14 April 2017, 2220 »
Not hard at all - it just slid through a crevice, despite the big stones that I'd tried to block it off with.

The luxury mansion doesn't have a luxury pool, so Ratty and his friends can't enjoy surreptitious dips along with the champagne and canapés ...

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Re: I got a Mouse!
« Reply #196 on: Friday 14 April 2017, 2311 »
Simple and elegant solution - paint the likeness of a nude rat on the fence with a hole where the head should go. When rat tries to come through the next time, just take a photo as he pops his head through so it looks like the rat is nude. 

Proceed to demand that the rat never returns, or you will publish the pictures on micespace.
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Re: I got a Mouse!
« Reply #197 on: Tuesday 18 April 2017, 1337 »
In real life: I persuaded Round-the-Corner's (expensive pedigree) cat to do a sort of tour of the garage and garden.  It finished by throwing up near the oil tank ...  I was convinced that all right-thinking rodents would be terrified by the smell, and not come near the place.

So imagine my disillusion a couple of hours later when Ratty, looking exceptionally smug and fat, was discovered drinking out of the birds' water dish ...

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« Reply #198 on: Wednesday 19 April 2017, 0019 »
I don't think smells particularly bother them Jean. The place where I found my rodents were getting in was about a metre from a cats toilet. Of course nothing can smell stronger than the sewers, and apparently rats seem to like it in there.

Still no more sightings, by the way. I think I may be rat-free!
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Re: I got a Mouse!
« Reply #199 on: Friday 21 April 2017, 1013 »
I don't think smells particularly bother them Jean. The place where I found my rodents were getting in was about a metre from a cats toilet. Of course nothing can smell stronger than the sewers, and apparently rats seem to like it in there.

Still no more sightings, by the way. I think I may be rat-free!

You're very fortunate, Nooks.

I heard scrabbling in the attic a couple of nights ago.  They shouldn't be in the attic at this time of the year: they're meant to be outside, sunbathing and enjoying themselves ...

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Re: I got a Mouse!
« Reply #200 on: Friday 21 April 2017, 1015 »
Simple and elegant solution - paint the likeness of a nude rat on the fence with a hole where the head should go. When rat tries to come through the next time, just take a photo as he pops his head through so it looks like the rat is nude. 

Proceed to demand that the rat never returns, or you will publish the pictures on micespace.

I wouldn't know about the rats where you live, but we have a better class of rat here, and they wouldn't do what you're suggesting ...

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« Reply #201 on: Friday 21 April 2017, 1428 »
I heard scrabbling in the attic a couple of nights ago.  They shouldn't be in the attic at this time of the year.

Some rats are highly intelligent and like to play word games where they will get some peace.

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« Reply #202 on: Saturday 22 April 2017, 2334 »
Knew it was too good to last!

Went into the loft today to get something and noticed that the chum had gone. A quick review of the CCTV showed that Julie appeared at 01:27 on 15th April for an Easter nosh-up whilst I was away visiting Caergybi.
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Offline Wils

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Re: I got a Mouse!
« Reply #203 on: Thursday 27 April 2017, 1322 »
I don't think smells particularly bother them Jean. The place where I found my rodents were getting in was about a metre from a cats toilet.


Your cats have actual toilets?  21st Century world yeah.
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Re: I got a Mouse!
« Reply #204 on: Tuesday 23 May 2017, 1344 »
I found a dead mouse in the bottom of the watering can in the garage this morning ... I felt very sorry for it, but I also felt quite sorry for me, having to deal with it.

Anyway, this is the latest mouse repellent idea ...

Offline Wils

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« Reply #205 on: Tuesday 23 May 2017, 1916 »
Do you hit them over the head with the bottle?
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Re: I got a Mouse!
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Re: I got a Mouse!
« Reply #207 on: Tuesday 30 May 2017, 1202 »
Tree climbing goats and self-consuming brains?

The New Scientist seems to be going down hill rapidly.
Not waiting for the others.

Offline Wils

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Re: I got a Mouse!
« Reply #208 on: Friday 02 June 2017, 1751 »
Tree climbing goats and self-consuming brains?

The New Scientist seems to be going down hill rapidly.

They must have discovered gravity. Somebody was going to, sooner or later.
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« Reply #209 on: Friday 02 June 2017, 2149 »
They must have discovered gravity. Somebody was going to, sooner or later.

I'm reading an amazing book on anti - gravity at the moment - I can't put it down

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« Reply #210 on: Friday 02 June 2017, 2328 »
I'm reading an amazing book on anti - gravity at the moment - I can't put it down

Unlike some of your Bazpuns, which might benefit from being put down ...

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« Reply #211 on: Saturday 03 June 2017, 1233 »
I'm reading an amazing book on anti - gravity at the moment - I can't put it down

Unlike some of your Bazpuns, which might benefit from being put down ...

Oh Jean !  :o :'(

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Re: I got a Mouse!
« Reply #212 on: Sunday 18 June 2017, 1848 »
Meanwhile ... our blessed rat has completely taken up residence, and frisks to and fro in the herbaceous borders in the back garden, completely ignoring the two bait boxes purchased at vast expense earlier in the year ...

What I need is someone with a dog that's keen on ratting ...

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« Reply #213 on: Sunday 18 June 2017, 2043 »
Or a rat that's keen on gardening.
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Re: I got a Mouse!
« Reply #214 on: Monday 19 June 2017, 2231 »
Hows about a rat thats keen on dogging?
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Re: I got a Mouse!
« Reply #215 on: Tuesday 20 June 2017, 2321 »
(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 ... )