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#7178019 - 12/13/12 I trapped 4 rats in my basement this week
Clarkm Offline
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Now the scratching in the walls has stopped.
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#7178750 - 12/13/12 Re: I trapped 4 rats in my basement this week [Re: Clarkm]
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I'm not sure how to respond.

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#7179122 - 12/13/12 Re: I trapped 4 rats in my basement this week [Re: FAIR_CHASE]
stantdm Offline
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That first one tripped a pretty good sized trap. Maybe the rest of them have just stopped scratching? frown

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#7179841 - 12/14/12 Re: I trapped 4 rats in my basement this week [Re: stantdm]
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Taste just like chicken.

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#7186674 - 12/15/12 Re: I trapped 4 rats in my basement this week [Re: Clarkm]
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Good job. I detest those vermin more than any other. When they've been educated, they can be some of the hardest to catch too, so it's good you got them whacked right away.
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#7186710 - 12/15/12 Re: I trapped 4 rats in my basement this week [Re: Klikitarik]
raghorn Offline
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What's with the boxes around the rats?..............
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#7187859 - 12/16/12 Re: I trapped 4 rats in my basement this week [Re: raghorn]
rong Offline
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Registered: 01/22/10
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Man those are some big azz critters to have in your house,nasty

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#7188470 - 12/16/12 Re: I trapped 4 rats in my basement this week [Re: rong]
Clarkm Offline
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Quote:
aghorn What's with the boxes around the rats?..............

I take the pic with camera and save to my desktop in Ifanview.
That program has a tool called "auto adjust colors".
http://www.irfanview.com/
If there is a big white background I do not want to include that in the balance. So if there is something dark, I can just draw a box around it and adjust the color [brightness too] inside the box. It can act like night vision for pictures. If I had not done it, the rat would be just a dark shadow. If I do it, you can see features like eyes.

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rong
Man those are some big azz critters to have in your house,nasty

The first one I caught in my bedroom while I was trying to sleep. I realized now that people who seem nuts walking around stressed out with a gun and a club saying that rats are keeping them awake, are actually responding correctly to the situation.
I got 4 rats in 3 days, and now no rat activity for a couple days and have now caught up on my sleep.
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#7188674 - 12/16/12 Re: I trapped 4 rats in my basement this week [Re: Clarkm]
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I would bet that if there are presently more, they have figured out that 'you' are a bad thing, something to be avoided. I can recall as a kid trying to catch a rat or several which lived in a building we housed poultry in. Somehow they managed to avoid my initial attempts at catching and later poisoning them. When I finally did manage to catch the old matriarch/patriarch in a blind set some time later, one of its legs had scarring from having previously being pinched along its length. One wouldn't think a rodent would have the intelligence of a canine, but they sure seem to learn well when their life is on the line.
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#7197033 - 12/18/12 Re: I trapped 4 rats in my basement this week [Re: Klikitarik]
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Loc: missouri
big ones
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#7210219 - 12/21/12 Re: I trapped 4 rats in my basement this week [Re: 76_michael]
bowfisher Offline
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Registered: 05/06/11
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They can be dang smart! You can't take credit for that back foot catch one....just not cricket wink

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#7210385 - 12/21/12 Re: I trapped 4 rats in my basement this week [Re: bowfisher]
Clarkm Offline
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That back foot one only hung for 2 hours and it was cold dead.
The trap was on a rope and fell half way down a wall.

What about hanging head down kills a rat?
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#7213890 - 12/22/12 Re: I trapped 4 rats in my basement this week [Re: Clarkm]
bowfisher Offline
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IDK....maybe it was the snap when the trap hit the end of the rope.... I trap mice in the henhouse with those plastic tilt traps. They are made for bunny-huggers cause you can release the mouse out one end, but they work VERY well. They have an open door and once the mouses weight takes it over the fulcrum point the door closes behind them. Now it's just a closed off tetter-totter.

I think the mice run themselves to death going back and forth, because they are dead most of the time and wet, like they've been sweating heavily...weird. The chickens love them though! You ought to see them pull the guts out and chow down.

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#7231546 - 12/27/12 Re: I trapped 4 rats in my basement this week [Re: bowfisher]
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Loc: Washington State
Couple things I've found trapping rats.........

1. a trap that has caught one and it leaves blood on the trap out traps other traps without blood on them.

2. the absolute best bait I ever had success with was lasagna. Two at once....and multiples in a couple hours. Like they didn't care if they got caught.

3. put trap under a half box like a carton used for can goods, pop, etc. Cut out doorway on one side. make sure tall enough for trap to work, although the plastic teethed push opens work well under a box. The box creates a dark space and they feel more comfortable eating. Perhaps the darkness tends to suppress the looks of the trap...who knows.

For what it's worth..........
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#7231757 - 12/27/12 Re: I trapped 4 rats in my basement this week [Re: Clarkm]
Clay Offline
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Holy Sheep Schitt Man! The first one looks like a hybrid capybara!!! I hope you have a loaded shotgun at bedside and a 1911 .45acp or large caliber revolver within arms reach also! Might want to invest in a large leather neck collar for yourself in case one attacks. At least they won't get a jugular before you get them!

Good Luck, God Bless, & Stay Safe!
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#7234450 - 12/28/12 Re: I trapped 4 rats in my basement this week [Re: Clay]
Lawdwaz Offline
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I've had a heck of a time trapping the bastids around my place. A neighbor feeds birds and they camp out under my deck & shed, feeding at his place.

Although I caught a few last winter, more times than not I'd get nothing. Hell they don't even eat poison!

I put the trail cam out and caught video of them wiggling out of a sprung trap and JUMPING over a loaded trap!

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#7237260 - 12/28/12 Re: I trapped 4 rats in my basement this week [Re: Lawdwaz]
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Registered: 01/01/06
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Loc: Iowa
I've had a running battle with rats for 20 years. First experienced them living in an old farm house rental when we were first married. They were runnin thru the duct work and sounded like a herd of deer. Chased those down and shot em in the basement. Also had em in the garage at that house. Never paid em no mind till I took the cover off my 1000R Ninja in the spring and they had eaten all the rubber off the foot pegs and handle bars. Meant war I tell you. Found out that 3 #2 coilsprings fit very well in the bottom of a galvanized watering pan. Spread some grain around the bottom and killed em off within a week.

Now I got em at my house. One winter they decided that all the vacuum lines on my wife's mini van made a good snack. They also think that the flexible insulated ducts that run thru my crawl space are for chewin on. SOB's, kill em all!.

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#7240280 - 12/29/12 Re: I trapped 4 rats in my basement this week [Re: bowfisher]
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Originally Posted By: bowfisher

The chickens love them though! You ought to see them pull the guts out and chow down.


OH HELL NO!! Never gonna be able to eat chiken again...

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#7240795 - 12/29/12 Re: I trapped 4 rats in my basement this week [Re: lubbockdave]
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cool
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#7253528 - 01/01/13 Re: I trapped 4 rats in my basement this week [Re: fat_daddy]
bowfisher Offline
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Registered: 05/06/11
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Loc: Iowa
I had one that took me weeks to catch...course I didn't know about the magic bait then ( lasagna, lol)

Wired a scotch pad to a trap and smeared a plethora of substances on it...

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#7258851 - 01/02/13 Re: I trapped 4 rats in my basement this week [Re: bowfisher]
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Loc: Alaska/Texas
Wow! That one's a Boone & Crockett Rat! grin Couple more that size and you'll have a coat for your lady! laugh

Ed
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#7263418 - 01/03/13 Re: I trapped 4 rats in my basement this week [Re: Clarkm]
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Clarkm, I believe those trophies would make for some superb full body mounts. grin

L.W.
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#7356379 - 01/24/13 Re: I trapped 4 rats in my basement this week [Re: Leanwolf]
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Loc: Burns/Hines, Oregon, USA
Will rats fall (no pun intended) for a morsel of food suspended over a bucket of water. I find that very effective for mice around our elk camps.
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#7366252 - 01/27/13 Re: I trapped 4 rats in my basement this week [Re: 1minute]
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this guy made the mistake of pissing my wife off laugh



my oldest son caught these guys at the barn several years back.he trapped about 30 the summer before he left for boot camp.still not sure how we ended up with so dang many so fast that year.havent had a problem since we got barn kitty
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