Rats in My Garden

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  1. iPhoneNYC macrumors 6502a

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    I live in Manhattan and have a small but nice outdoor area. They are times that rats (which are in every block of this fine city) will come and spent the night munching on my beautiful plants. When I moved in last year, I didn't know and they ate my entire garden - I had a complete garden disaster. In the fall, they ate whole huge mum plants. This year is different: I've put up chicken wire, use mothballs, etc. And have a bunch of traps. Here is an early result:
     

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    We caught a mouse in the wardrobe with an easter egg (it was easter time :)) in a trap, and one of it's eyeballs popped out.
     
  6. iPhoneNYC thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    My rats are in my garden. But I once knew a guy who lived in a loft building in Tribeca. The rats in the hall drove him crazy. Baits, traps, etc weren't working. So he would sit there is the dark with his rifle and wait. He was an ex-vet. This was his mission.
     
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    Nice sounds fun.
     
  8. arkitect macrumors 601

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    The rats drove him crazy?

    Hmmmmmm. ;)
     
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    He's still sort of cute dangling from that trap. :eek:
     
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    Eeeuuugh! I hope the trap kills them quickly because it looks mean as hell. :(
     
  11. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Oh please... who let the girls in? :rolleyes:

    :)

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  12. Silencio macrumors 68020

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    That's Manhattan living for ya!

    And then there's the roaches. Ick.
     
  13. redwarrior macrumors 603

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    I can handle rats better than I can roaches. *wretch*

    Just be happy they're still outside.:eek:

    You should get a snake! At least it would be cool knowing that the rats died for a reason.:D
     
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    I figured someone needs to mention PETA to get some of their loons posting in here. :D
     
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    Please tell me you kept the rat... they make for a good BBQ sandwich.
     
  16. redwarrior macrumors 603

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    NO!:eek: I came so close to getting this flipped to the PRSI, but I will behave myself.:rolleyes:
     
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    [​IMG]

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  18. TheJayWay macrumors member

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    Those kind of traps are usually pretty good about a good swift kill. Depending on how it gets them, it will either break their neck in the initial snap shut, or asphyxiate them in the ensuing moments.
     
  19. arkitect macrumors 601

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    A snake? :eek:

    Rats I can deal with… roaches are fine… in fact pretty much any creeping and crawling thing is OK… but snakes scare the living bejeezuses out of me.
    Completely irrational I know, but even if I see one on tv I get :eek: eyed.
    :eek:

    I saw that and thought, hummm… :p
     
  20. roski11 macrumors regular

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    I say get a snake. But, it has to be one of those cool poison spitting ones. Then when the snake gets out of hand you haven a excuse to get a mongoose.
     
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    We'd wait in the dark in an alley with pellet guns as kids and wait for the noise or movement. Some times someone would use a flashlight but some of the time our vision adapted to the dark so that wasn't necessary.
    I could have used a .22 but in those days that would have brought the cops for sure.
     
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    snake all the way. eat those rats in no time! i like my ball python....this is not it though lol
     
  23. redwarrior macrumors 603

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    Did you read the comments on that video? Looks like an uncensored PRSI thread.:rolleyes: I like snakes and all, but I don't want to watch them eat live prey. I'm glad there was an error on the video display.:eek:
     

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