The Mighty Hunter Returns Triumphantly.

Discussion in 'Community' started by SiliconAddict, May 19, 2004.

  1. SiliconAddict macrumors 603

    SiliconAddict

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    We've got a, hopefully small, mouse problem in the house. I was able to catch one last week via trap but Monday evening I was getting ready to go out and fill up the gas tank. I pick up one of my sandals and out scurries a small bundle of fur from our furnace room. The thing was only an inch long so it was obviously a baby. It ran next to my other sandal, trying to hide?, and we sort of stared at one another for a second. It started to make a dash for my bathroom and I did the only thing possible: I thwacked the little sucker. Yep I can now officially say my Birkenstock is a deadly weapon. Split his head wide open.

    Anyone else have any war stories on defending your home from vermin?
     
  2. Wes macrumors 68020

    Wes

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    If you like your story, you should check out these guys. I go to this site for a laugh, they take their vermin very seriously, buy and mods their guns especially etc. It's like MR, but you are hunting rats, not waiting for the latest in Apple gear. http://www.ratkill.com/main.html

    (Some of the pictures are quite graphic if you are a rat lover).
     
  3. strider42 macrumors 65816

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    well, at least you killed it instantly and din't use a glue trap or something. Those things are horrifying. Live trap would have been better, but its hard to not understand the want to kill a mouse invading your home knowing what damage and disease they can cause (and how they can procreate). Still, i like rodents, having had hamsters and guinea pigs as pets.
     
  4. poopyhead macrumors 6502a

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    rat snuff porn?

    "Hot rat action"
    "Live rat cam"
    live rat chat

    all funny but very disturbing
     
  5. wdlove macrumors P6

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    Very interesting. I'm not a rat lover. Sorry, but we had a mouse invasion about 3 weeks ago. My wife prefers the glue traps. They are and invader after all. Our Cairn Terrier goes nuts when a mouse is around!
     
  6. strider42 macrumors 65816

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    but the glue traps don't kill them right away and they can make noise and then you have to kill them first, or they'll just starve to death. no need to make them suffer when instantaneous traps exist. Other traps are reuseable too. just my 2 cents.
     
  7. hulugu macrumors 68000

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    Biggie Rat is toast at my house

    I have two cats and they manage to decimate the local wildlife: rats, mice, lizards, birds, the ocassional garden snake, etc.
    The only evidence of vermin I ever have is an expertly removed liver on my front porch.
     
  8. pivo6 macrumors 68000

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    Our family had a bat flying in our upstairs floor. One of my cats went upstairs, and within two minutes, she had the bat and took it outside with her.
     
  9. alxths macrumors 6502

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    I think my border terrier prays daily for us to have some sort of a rodent problem, but thsu far to no avail. I sort of feel bad for her, it's so ingrained in her nature, she should be able to get one at least once! :rolleyes:
     
  10. Doctor Q Administrator

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    A family member of mine once had a rat in the kitchen. She heard it behind the wall. One day, she spotted it in the room. A huge rat. She grabbed a broom. It scurried behind the refrigerator. When she tried to get at it, it ran up the coils on the back of the refrigerator and leaped off the top, landing on her head. Both "creatures" were terrified of the other. It got away, but eventually decided to move out.
     
  11. wdlove macrumors P6

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    It sounds as though your family member was the one that moved. That is what I call a scary situation. A weak heart in either would be a dangerous situation.
     
  12. cpjakes macrumors 6502

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    I had a mouse in the house just the other day. I was on my way to bed and heard some plastic rustling in the kitchen. So I check the garbage can and there's one sitting in the bottom of a clean garbage bag. I had the flashlight on him and he didn't move. So I just took him to the back door and dumped him out.

    But several years ago, we had one that liked to hang out by our TV. I was watching a movie with my family one night and we saw it run in front of the fireplace and go behind the TV. So trap #1 goes off, scurrying, rustling, commotion - trap #2 goes off. Still more scurrying, rustling, commotion - and the mouse, with one trap on its head and one on its tail comes flailing out like a fish from behind the TV. It was moving across the hearth and eventually it fell into a shoebox that was waiting patiently for its disposal. I went to dispose of the mouse out in the field and it was still alive the whole way. Who knows how long that little guy hung on after I chucked him...
     

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