Do you have a fearless little terrier or a mad cat who likes little furry things? I would let you borrow my terrier, but she pins them down and then is at a loss of what to do.. So far she's done that to a couple of rabbits and a rat, and found a dead squirrel which she proceeded to swing around, taking the credit. Loony dog
Well Buster one of my teriers killed 3 rats last week, but cann't let him off his chain as he'd kill or attack everything he saw(cats included). So the rats are having young and as I put feed out for the birds, they are bringing their babies out for breakfast, so bought some rat poison at the weekend, haveing difficulty where to put it, so 1) the birds don't eat it, 2) my dogs don't eat it, have a cunning plan, but not sure how to put it into practice as yet.
I had to put rat poison down the other week. Had rats in the muck heap and under my stables. Don't seem to be around anymore and have found a few dead ones so hopefully they all gone. I hate the things
Domestic rats - don't agree! They are loyal, friendly, not smelly and easier to handle than mice. The perfect childs pet in fact! We have 2 sitting in a cage behind me right now.
As for eating everything - they have good taste if they've gone for your most expensive items...
Seriously, I sympathise. I'd be out there with a shotgun and a friends 2 spaniels if I had them here.
Did you know that chickens kill rats? Ie: if you have chooks you shouldn't have rats - we have chooks! Apparently they kill snakes too. We don't have snakes near the house either.
Box_of_frogs if you read this PLEASE get yourself checked out if you start to feel like you've got the flu. Wild rats carry Weils disease which has symptoms close to flu but is very serious. A canoeist friend of ours nearly died.