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He's dead

May 17th, 2008 at 09:13 pm

I went to Publix and picked up some sweet potatoes and 30 minutes later the rat had eaten a big chunk out of one. My uncle moved the trap and at 12pm tonight I heard snap called my mom and she said he was dead. Gross, his tail is so long and he was about the size of my hand with hair and will stay there until my uncle comes in the morning...yuck
Thank goodness he's dead

8 Responses to “He's dead”

  1. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Shudder! One day I looked out at my neighbor's patio and saw a dead rat. Mice I've seen plenty of, but this was the only rat I've ever seen. I thanked God right then and there for the roaming cats that I usually curse.

  2. LadyT Says:

    Years ago a rat got in our house. We'd had some friends over one night to play cards, and my husband (at the time) figured the rat must've come in when he went outside to the car to get a CD and left the door open. The next morning we were in the kitchen with the kids and I noticed that an apple in the fruit bowl (ON the COUNTER, mind you!) had some bites out of it. I commented that one of our smart aleck friends had taken some bites out of the apple and put it back in the bowl and my husband looked at it and said "I hate to tell you this, but those bites are not from a person." Eek! We lived in Australia at the time and it was a Sunday, and no stores were open ... so he couldn't go buy any traps. (We were both thinking the critter was a mouse.) I was a nervous wreck that day! That night after my son went to bed, I was in our small den right off the kitchen giving my daughter a bottle and my husband was in the living room, and I heard some scratching and small thumping noises coming from our pantry area (where we also kept our trash can). I knew right away what it was, and was calling for my husband to come quick! He had cleaned the kitchen and taken out the trash after dinner, so the trash can was empty ... and apparently the rat was skittering across a shelf in the pantry and fell INTO the trash can and couldn't get out! So my husband took the trash can outside and got rid of the rat somehow (can't remember now what he did), and when he came back inside he said "By the way, that was NO MOUSE!" Ugh, just thinking about it makes my skin crawl even today!! Nasty things. I'm glad yours is DEAD!!

  3. Petunia Says:

    So glad your uncle will come get it. I'm not a huge fan of rodents.

    When DH deals with a lot of vermin in his work, so he set the trap for our backyard rat. Five minutes after he set the trap we heard it snap. DH looked. . . rat was not quite dead (yuck). DH went back in the morning to get the trap. . . it was gone. . . he figures some lucky cat owner got a present.

  4. miclason Says:

    Gross! this is why we got Tonio in the first place...rats almost as big as Fiona were coming into the house (they were getting big and healthy by eating Fi's food whenever it was left out overnight!!! yuck!!)...the smell alone drove them away (because Tonio wouldn't touch them, he's too much of a gentleman to bother! LOL!)

    Glad the rat is dead!

  5. Thrifty Ray Says:

    RIP and good riddence. Glad to hear your unwelcome vistor won't be coming back.

  6. koppur Says:


  7. JanH Says:

    Wow, glad he's dead. My mother got bitten by one in her sleep as a child. {{{{Shudder}}}} I agree with Koppur--ICK!

  8. veronak Says:

    Lady T what a story, I probably would have died right there on the spot if that thing was in our trash and Miclason they were as big as your cat? OMG…Jan you mom was bitten by one while sleeping, oh my I never thought about that thing climbing into my bed.

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