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Team Sergeant 04-21-2016 19:46

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Originally Posted by 2018commo (Post 607218)
It's an old trick, suspect you're wired to go High Ordnance first!

LOL, A friend asked me to kill the rats in his horse barn when I was 14-15. Killed a bunch of rats with a pellet rifle. Shot between the horses legs etc. The job got done. This was before great rat traps I'm sure. ;)

PSM 10-12-2018 18:20

A damned pack rat stole my pack rat trap! It was armed but something small ate the bait so it was possible to haul it off without tripping it.

PRB 10-12-2018 21:08

TomCat rat /mice (for the babies) traps work exceedingly well....I bait them with rat poison too...they love the crap.

Been getting about one packrat a day

PSM 10-12-2018 21:22

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Originally Posted by PRB (Post 646741)
TomCat rat /mice (for the babies) traps work exceedingly well....I bait them with rat poison too...they love the crap.

Been getting about one packrat a day

It was a TomCat rat trap that it stole! I just found it funny, really. The coyote has been doing a good job of dealing with the critters, but I haven't seen it recently. I think that you have more feed issues that increase your problems. We've done away with that problem. We only had one rattler and it was actually in the "snakes live" zone but Nancy ran over it with the mower...twice. :D She mows a walking trail around the BLM land that surrounds us. The city-girl likes her little John Deere D-105. :lifter

PRB 10-12-2018 23:41

I've killed two Green Mojave's this year...one at my front door. Our Coyote's are lazy Democrats on the dole…..bastiches!

PSM 10-13-2018 00:25

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Originally Posted by PRB (Post 646743)
I've killed two Green Mojave's this year...one at my front door. Our Coyote's are lazy Democrats on the dole…..bastiches!

:D

The Mojave's are mean bastards. Nance had a friend tell her to just shoot water at snakes and they would retreat. The first Mojave she ever encountered she turned the hose on. It charged her faster. He called for me to bring her gun. I did and she dispatched it quickly. Had another one the next day, but she was carrying at the time.

PSM 07-18-2020 22:25

A new pack rat found our hidden spare key and moved it to it's nest. BUT, it removed the Marvin the Martian keychain that was on the split ring! I can't find Marvin or the spilt ring, the bastard. It also stole a small mouse trap but brought it back in exchange for Marvin. Now the pack rat trap is gone. Geez.

Intel NCO 07-18-2020 22:30

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Originally Posted by PSM (Post 660813)
A new pack rat found our hidden spare key and moved it to it's nest. BUT, it removed the Marvin the Martian keychain that was on the split ring! I can't find Marvin or the spilt ring, the bastard. It also stole a small mouse trap but brought it back in exchange for Marvin. Now the pack rat trap is gone. Geez.

I'd say get a cat, but you'd hope there's be enough bobcats around these parts to handle that.. seen at least 2 in my backyard lately here in SV.

PSM 04-25-2021 22:18

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A new pack rat found our hidden spare key and moved it to it's nest. BUT, it removed the Marvin the Martian keychain that was on the split ring! I can't find Marvin or the spilt ring, the bastard. It also stole a small mouse trap but brought it back in exchange for Marvin. Now the pack rat trap is gone. Geez.

He (or a different one) brought Marvin back after 3 and a half years. But the spilt ring is still missing.

ETA: Forgot to mention that it took the rat trap I set for it again. Fair trade, I guess. I just don't know what it has planned for the trap.

JJ_BPK 04-26-2021 07:53

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Originally Posted by JJ_BPK (Post 607189)
Breed the little bastards,,
Start an off-shore mail-order food company,,
Venezuela could make you a fortune..

Taste like chicken.. :]

Forget my old recommendation,,

This must be at least the 3rd or 4th successive generation Pack-Rat you're dealing with, across this epic battle.

THEY need to be isolated and their DNA extracted to use for a new Super Rat Warrior.

Have youy setup any game cams to capture their image(S)??

I have a friend that runs a very discrete lab in Yunnan, China :munching

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20380897/

PSM 04-26-2021 18:59

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Have you setup any game cams to capture their image(S)??

Yep. Many times, but it's so slow to wake up that it's only caught the dog's nose and my wife's legs.

With the trap missing, I hope it didn't get a leg caught and dragged it off. I did see two buzzards land in, or near, the riparian area we live next to. I went to check it out, but couldn't find where they landed.


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