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Posted: 12/31/2003 11:57:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/31/2003 11:58:18 PM EDT by SNorman]
I thought I saw/heard something in the garage the other day, my wife has too on a couple other occasions... We looked around and found rat droppings, chewed up stuff (little bugger ate my grass seed!!) etc.  So I set a trap at 7:00PM, went and checked it at 10:30 and the greedy little guy already met his fate.  His teeth were still clamped down on the cheese.  By the way in case you haven't seen one, that "Rat Trap" is the size of 4 regular mouse traps.




P.S. I am assuming this is some kind of rat, if someone else knows exactly what it is, let me know.

P.P.S. You can't tell from the pic, but the poor little guy crapped himself.  He had poop hanging out of his rat bottom.  Thought you guys would like to know that .
Link Posted: 12/31/2003 11:59:10 PM EDT
Here, have some cheese Rrrrat!
Link Posted: 1/1/2004 12:00:07 AM EDT
Burn the motherfucker!

I despise rats - goddamn disease spreading dirty loathsome parasites!
Link Posted: 1/1/2004 12:01:25 AM EDT
That's the endangered Flat-headed rat!  They are often prey to the Spotted Owl.

You had better remove that photo before the feds or PETA sees it!
Link Posted: 1/1/2004 12:01:49 AM EDT
Oh ya, *if* this is the same guy, that little jerk ate the tubes leading from the wiper/washer reservoir on my wife's Honda Accord many months ago...
Link Posted: 1/1/2004 12:02:37 AM EDT
Originally Posted By brouhaha:
That's the endangered Flat-headed rat!  They are often prey to the Spotted Owl.

You had better remove that photo before the feds or PETA sees it!
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Hahah I was thinking in the back of my mind, someone is going to post saying this is some dumb endangered species or something... it would be just my luck!! haha
Link Posted: 1/1/2004 12:04:37 AM EDT
Stupid ass rat! It says "RAT TRAP" right on the thing! [BD]
Link Posted: 1/1/2004 12:06:58 AM EDT
Originally Posted By AZ-K9:
Stupid ass rat! It says "RAT TRAP" right on the thing! [BD]
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Heh that would be a funny experiment, put some funny contraption with the words "PERSON TRAP" outside a WalMart, with a $100 bill sitting on it.  See how many people go for it [:)]
Link Posted: 1/1/2004 12:11:26 AM EDT
cut off his head and stick it on a pike, a toothpick may be better in this situation, then set it up inside of your garage. that should scare off the rest of them
Link Posted: 1/1/2004 12:40:55 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/1/2004 12:42:44 AM EDT by ARndog]
What was that quote again? The early bird gets the worm, but the second [s]mouse[/s] rat gets the cheese. [;)]

***edited to say: D'oh!  I really should refresh the page before I post.[:\]
Link Posted: 1/1/2004 12:44:41 AM EDT
Mark one up for the good guys. Durtie lil bastads.
Link Posted: 1/1/2004 1:04:35 AM EDT
thats a big fugging rat.

we killed a rat that got in our home through a clothes dryer vent tube.

but we didnt use no sissy trap, 4 through n through shots from a blow gun and 2 zappings from a stun gun started to drain its smelly rat bastard life.

next morning the ravens started to work on the carcass.
Link Posted: 1/1/2004 1:23:03 AM EDT
If ya see one, ya got ten.

Hoppy
Link Posted: 1/1/2004 1:45:26 AM EDT
We have pet rats, my family loves them. I dunno about those outside rats, they look kinda nasty. Pet rats are like little dogs.
Link Posted: 1/1/2004 2:40:03 AM EDT
Wal-Mart Sucks
Link Posted: 1/1/2004 3:19:00 AM EDT
His little rat bastard paws are folded as if in a silent prayer of rat repentance.[rolleyes]
Link Posted: 1/1/2004 3:24:36 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/1/2004 3:28:06 AM EDT by KA3B]
You are fucked!
You can't set traps in the state of Washington!
You can expect the JBT's to kick in your front door very soon.

Spring-loaded traps, such as those used for moles and gophers, and connibear traps used for mountain beaver, are instant kill body-gripping traps that are prohibited by I-713
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"You killed it, now you eat it."
What movie does that come from?
Link Posted: 1/1/2004 3:28:22 AM EDT
Originally Posted By KA3B:
You are fucked!
You can't set traps in the state of Washington without a permit!
You can expect the JBT's to kick in your front door very soon.

"You killed it, now you eat it."
What movie does that come from?
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uhhh, 8mm?

Hehehe bad joke
Link Posted: 1/1/2004 3:52:57 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Kooter:
cut off his head and stick it on a pike, a toothpick may be better in this situation, then set it up inside of your garage. that should scare off the rest of them
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As the frogs used to say back when they had some military nuts: [i]pour encourager les autres.[/i]
Link Posted: 1/1/2004 4:11:09 AM EDT
get two more traps, bait one with peanut butter and the other with cheese. you'll find out how many more are still around.  
Link Posted: 1/1/2004 4:39:42 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/1/2004 4:48:06 AM EDT by llanero]
This quote has been heavily edited for content:

I would hope that many of us here feel pity for such senseless killing of such a magnificient animal.

Ar15 and other non-politically correct gun (ak47, fnfal, etc) owners tend to be far more vocal about gun rights, hunting, self defense etc. I am proud to be a member of this community and the stance on these issues. But often, I wondered about frequent extremist views about life/death/killing/war etc that unfortunately darkens many discussions.

I certainly hope that pity is a common reaction to viewing this photograph as I believe humanity will not survive if such cruelty and such trivial view of life becomes more commonplace. Respect for God's creatures starts with animals and is ultimately reflected on how we treat each other.

I believe that to take a life should serve purpose higher than vanity and hubris.

The point of this outrage is not in simple reason and pragmatism. Maybe it is true that such slaughters in some way contribute in contolling rat populations. But as humans, we must balance our morals/ethics against practical outcomes. Black and white pragmatism with little regard to ethics brought unspeakable cruelty to the physically and mentally disabled during Hitler's reign. The idea of eliminating vermin to create a superior  ratless society is  a noble goal. The methods used to accomplish that goal was horrific.
I think what many of us are trying to say is that there must be a better way to ensure the health and safety of humans AND rats, if not then we are failing our duties as the master species.
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I suppose you high-fived yourself, you murdering bastard![:D]


Link Posted: 1/1/2004 4:39:58 AM EDT
Originally Posted By SNorman:
P.S. I am assuming this is some kind of rat, if someone else knows exactly what it is, let me know.
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A rat is a rat.  As Hoppy said, there are sure to be more and are probably regrouping for a counter-attack as I write this.
Link Posted: 1/1/2004 5:09:22 AM EDT
Tango down............

He aint movin.........
Link Posted: 1/1/2004 5:15:45 AM EDT
[b] You call that fair chase ?[/b]
Link Posted: 1/1/2004 5:22:27 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Garand1911:
thats a big fugging rat.
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Fellows, The New York rats are laughing at that picture, you want to see a rat? go down to the subway tracks in NY. LOL
Link Posted: 1/1/2004 6:20:12 AM EDT
"Norway rat" is a name that comes to mind.

Oh,   I second (or third) the notion that you should put out more traps to get the others.    Even if there are no others, you will kill the newcomers before they eat all your goods and poop everywhere.

Link Posted: 1/1/2004 6:29:39 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/1/2004 6:51:49 AM EDT
I HATE rats.

In 1970, early in my Navy career, I was standing OOD inport on the forenoon watch in my destroyer in Boston Harbor.  It had snowed the night before.  While we were in the shipyard, our usual quarterdeck was unusable so we were operating from the foc'sle for a few days.

Suddenly, the petty officer of the watch noticed a large (Norway) wharf rat climbing up the number two mooring line.  Unfortunately for Mr. Rat, the ratguard prevented him from joining our crew.  Undaunted, Rat turns and clambers down the line to the dock, calmly walks over to the brow and commences to walk aboard, just ballsy as you please!  When he was about 1/2 way up the long brow, the POOW asked me if he should draw his .45 and shoot the bastard...to which I, realizing the incredible paperwork and certain disciplinary problems that would ensue when I tried to explain the unauthorized discharge of a firearm in the shipyard, the loss of a round of ammo...and finally the incredible but true rat story...demurred and told my POOW NOT to fire.  I had the messenger of the watch grab his broom and shoo the rat back down the brow.  The rat left...but NOT without a fight.

Years later, while serving in a guided missile destroyer in Pearl Harbor,  we had signs of vermin infestation...rats living aboard.

A cardinal rule was that NO food could be brought into the berthing compartments.  One night while making my inspection rounds as the Command Duty Officer, I happened into the pigsty that the boilermen and machinists called their crib.  As usual, it was filthy...but this time, especially so, with pizza remnants and crushed soda cans everywhere.  I rousted the duty engineer and had him make the engineers hold field day.  At around midnight, I re-checked the compartment and declared it fit for occupation again and they turned in.  When I made my report to the XO next morning, I mentioned the mess and he told me that the chief corpsman was going rat hunting because he had seen signs of rat infestation...and that the engineering berthing compartment was a prime target.  That day the Doc set his traps and in less than 24 hours, he had a GIANT rat.  The engineers were pissed!  Turns out they knew the rat was aboard and they were leaving scraps out for it.  It had built a nest up above the A/C ducting down in their berthing compartment!  [puke]
Link Posted: 1/1/2004 7:27:54 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/1/2004 7:32:44 AM EDT by rkbar15]
It looks like a roof rat. In any case always keep your traps set as there will be more out there.  There are an estimated 150 million rats in the U.S. Peanut butter is probably the best bait to use.

Roof Rat:

[img]http://www.west-ext.com/pests/roof_rat_picture.jpg[/img]

Size: Roof rat (black rat, ship rat) adult head+body length is 6-8 in (16-20 cm); tail length is 7-10 in (19-25 cm); weight is about 5-9 ounces, up to 12 ounces.

Characteristics: Soft, smooth fur; pointed muzzle; large eyes; large, almost naked ears which can be pulled over the eyes. Scaly, dark tail is longer than combined head+body length.

Color: Brown with black mixed in, to gray, to black on top with white; gray or black underside.

Droppings: Adult droppings are up to 1/2 in (12.5 mm) long, and are spindle shaped with pointed ends.



Norway Rat:

[img]http://www.west-ext.com/pests/norway_rat_picture.jpg[/img]

Size: Norway rat adult's head+body length is about 7-9 in (18-25 cm); tail length is 6-8 in (15-21 cm); weight is 7-18 ounces, up to 20.5 ounces.

Characteristics: Heavy body; coarse, shaggy fur; blunt muzzle, small eyes, small ears with dense short hairs; scaly, 2-colored tail, which is darker on top, and is shorter than the length of its head+body.

Color: Norway rats are brown with scattered black hairs, gray to yellow-white on underside.

Droppings: Adult droppings are up to 3/4 in (20mm) long, capsule shaped with blunt ends.


Link Posted: 1/1/2004 8:00:49 AM EDT
Besides catching the remaining Rat Bastards, you need to find out what is attracting them and remove it.  If someone in your house is dumping the crap from the cat's litter box in your yard, that's the first practice that must cease - your putting out rat candy.

If you have a cat, it should be severly disciplined for falling down on its duties.
Link Posted: 1/1/2004 8:53:13 AM EDT
That's that Howard Dean rat from Vermont.
Link Posted: 1/1/2004 9:01:33 AM EDT
Originally Posted By danonly:
"Norway rat" is a name that comes to mind.

Oh,   I second (or third) the notion that you should put out more traps to get the others.    Even if there are no others, you will kill the newcomers before they eat all your goods and poop everywhere.

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Black Norwegian, [i]Rattus Rattus[/i] is what I learned in school, lo these many years ago.

Rats are more wide ranging than mice, this may have been the only one.  Set more traps, though.  Peanut buter works better than cheese.
Bacon works very well, but you can break a cat or dog's nose that way.
Link Posted: 1/1/2004 9:04:59 AM EDT
MMMmmmmm.  Co-Jack cheese!
Link Posted: 1/1/2004 9:09:04 AM EDT
My wife says that "Martha Stewarts says 'a dead rat is a good thing'"
Link Posted: 1/1/2004 9:11:38 AM EDT
Originally Posted By bear3351:
Originally Posted By Garand1911:
thats a big fugging rat.
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Fellows, The New York rats are laughing at that picture, you want to see a rat? go down to the subway tracks in NY. LOL
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Does anyone actually have a pic of a NYC rat? When I was in NYC last year, I looked for an infamous rat while waiting for the subways, but didn't ever see one. I just have to see how big they are.
Link Posted: 1/1/2004 9:12:30 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/1/2004 9:12:55 AM EDT by cyanide]
Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1:
Originally Posted By cyanide:
[b] You call that fair chase ?[/b]
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Who said anything about chasing anything??  As you are obviously slow--he called it a "dead rat."  Mmmmmkay?  [rolleyes]
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It was said in a joking manner to mock the PETA crowd  . [:\]
Link Posted: 1/1/2004 9:15:35 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/1/2004 9:16:59 AM EDT by cyanide]
Originally Posted By 556A2:
Originally Posted By bear3351:
Originally Posted By Garand1911:
thats a big fugging rat.
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Fellows, The New York rats are laughing at that picture, you want to see a rat? go down to the subway tracks in NY. LOL
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Does anyone actually have a pic of a NYC rat? When I was in NYC last year, I looked for an infamous rat while waiting for the subways, but didn't ever see one. I just have to see how big they are.
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[img]http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2003-3/141064/gr.gif[/img]

Here is a pic of me feeding one in NY last year it was the size of a small dog.[;)]
Link Posted: 1/1/2004 9:28:12 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/1/2004 9:29:17 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/1/2004 9:31:48 AM EDT by thompsondd]
That, my friend, is a member of the highly sought after 'dead rat' family. Latin name is 'deadass ratus' I believe. The 'Dead Rat' are more preferred by humans than their very closely related cousins 'Ratus Still Aliveus'. The two families are only seperated in difference of mobility and ability to inhale oxygen and destroy property valued by humans. NOTE: both 'deadass ratus' and 'ratus still aliveus' are nasty and known for spreading disease.

Link Posted: 1/1/2004 9:30:43 AM EDT
Originally Posted By cyanide:

[url]http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2003-3/141064/gr.gif[/url]

Here is a pic of me feeding one in NY last year it was the size of a small dog.[;)]
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Well, a nutria is a rodent, so you're close...
Link Posted: 1/1/2004 9:34:58 AM EDT
Napkin? Ruler? Knife? Firearm? Beverage?
Link Posted: 1/1/2004 9:51:08 AM EDT
Originally Posted By pdxshooter:
Originally Posted By cyanide:

[url]http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2003-3/141064/gr.gif[/url]

Here is a pic of me feeding one in NY last year it was the size of a small dog.[;)]
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Well, a nutria is a rodent, so you're close...
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Bingo.

Just like rats they are highly social and will frolic and play with you if you dont show yourself as a threat.
Link Posted: 1/1/2004 4:42:11 PM EDT
Originally Posted By AeroE:
Besides catching the remaining Rat Bastards, you need to find out what is attracting them and remove it.  If someone in your house is dumping the crap from the cat's litter box in your yard, that's the first practice that must cease - your putting out rat candy.

If you have a cat, it should be severly disciplined for falling down on its duties.
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We don't have a cat, *but* there are a ton of strays that hang out around our house.  What slackers!!  Oh ya, I found this guy in the backyard:

[img]http://greghavener.com/images/deck2.jpg[/img]

[img]http://greghavener.com/images/deck1.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 1/1/2004 4:47:45 PM EDT
I set a trap like that in an old Theater I used to work in and never saw the trap, or what it caught again.

We went with steel traps chained to something heavy before we could catch and recover the Rats and traps.

They were some big bastards. Ben and Willard shit I'm talking.

Danny
Link Posted: 1/1/2004 5:01:33 PM EDT
.....the rat had it coming.....
Link Posted: 1/1/2004 5:09:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/1/2004 5:11:01 PM EDT by rocko1369]
I think the rat owed him money.[;)]
Link Posted: 1/1/2004 5:40:12 PM EDT
Originally Posted By SNorman:
Originally Posted By AZ-K9:
Stupid ass rat! It says "RAT TRAP" right on the thing! [BD]
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Heh that would be a funny experiment, put some funny contraption with the words "PERSON TRAP" outside a WalMart, with a $100 bill sitting on it.  See how many people go for it [:)]
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You would be surprised but not disappointed!
Link Posted: 1/1/2004 5:58:56 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Doctor_Chicago:
My wife says that "Martha Stewarts says 'a dead rat is a good thing'"
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Especially the one that ratted her out to the S.E.C.
Link Posted: 1/1/2004 6:10:24 PM EDT
YOUR ALL WRONG!!!!! He "was" the pointman of the new RATBO S.W.A.T. Team!
Link Posted: 1/1/2004 9:15:05 PM EDT
Be very, very careful….

That’s Arock’s fiancé/best bud there in the picture.  He may try to frame you for stealing Wacko Jacko’s kiddy porn before the month is up.
[peep]
Link Posted: 1/1/2004 11:44:08 PM EDT
[img]http://www.vaq34.com/junk/lunch.jpg[/img]

Originally Posted By kpel308:
Napkin? Ruler? Knife? Firearm? Beverage?
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