posted on May, 3 2020 @ 12:09 AM
a reply to: Flyingclaydisk
You got my attention when you mentioned that you had dogs and moved your traps. It reminded me of a rat problem that my family encountered We lived in
the country in a small house, we had well water and electricity. The house was small with a dirt basement supported by timbers.
The house was infested with rats. I recall having a bath in winter and hearing the rats fighting with each other in the confines of the bath and walls
for the warmth afforded from the warm bath water.
One day we were having company over, and we had just gotten a new pup. My step father (pos that he is) moved the rat poison off the floor in the
basement and put it in the rafters so he could leave the pup in the basement while the company was visiting.
The following day when he went to retrieve the puppy, to his surprise he was finding dead rats all over. For some reason they would not eat the poison
off the floor but if it was in the rafters, they had no problem eating it.
I can go on with lots of stories of rats, like the time the water in our kitchen tap was running slow, our drinking water. StepDad unscrews the filter
from the tap and guess what?
Its full of hair.
Pull the cover off the well, sure enough, decomposed rat I don`t know how long we had been drinking it, only that it was long enough for it to be
Running around outside barefoot and stepping on something soft and warm, go to investigate...its a rat I just unknowingly stepped on and killed.
StepDad waking us up early mornings with a shotgun blast (around 5 am.) just before he left for work ...just another rat shot in the celler.
Rats are cute though and they are very smart.
Just thought I would share.