Rats

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  1. blaster

    blaster Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    May 23, 2011
    potomac river
    2010 sea ray 205 sport
    F150 5.4 xlt 4x4
    Mercruiser 4.3 mpi alpha 1.62
    I bought an awesome almost new Kawasaki Brute Force 750 from CSR member Tim (Blown284) last year. Plows snow and muds like a champ.

    Here's what I found a couple weeks ago.
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    I hate rodents, especially rats!
    Some liquid latex on the chewed up wires and she is running again. Only sat 4 weeks! Put some moth balls in a nylon stocking to keep them away.
    I nested the babies together on the ground and gave them a helping of #4 steel 3&1/2" 12 gauge which made rat pulp out of them. I traped mama and squished her guts out.
     
  2. Tonka Boater

    Tonka Boater Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 11, 2008
    Wayzata, MN
    1997 232 BR
    502 MAG, Bravo I
    Eeeewwww!!! I hate rodents. You're braver than me.... I would have burned the whole ATV.
     
  3. play dough

    play dough Member

    177
    Aug 29, 2011
    Michigan
    Mint 1999 Minnie Winnie / 2007 Crestliner 1750 Fishhawk
    115 Mercury Optimax
    Unrolled my inflatable this spring to find mice had chewed a hole the size of a dime through the one of the main tubes. Never thought that they'd chew through rubber. I know better now.
     
  4. SloBurn

    SloBurn Member

    761
    May 30, 2013
    Greenwood Lake, NY
    1994 270 Sundancer. 7.4L Merc. Tow with a 2006 Dodge RAM Hemi
    340 HP Merc 454 c.i.
    I had one in my boat at our slip! Chewed up paper towels, etc. One day i caught him out on the finger, knocked him into the water and he climbed right out again. Used my gaff like a baseball bat when he was climbing up a dock line to get back in boat. He went flying into water and a monster Tiger Muskie came up and grabbed him!
     
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  5. BillK2632

    BillK2632 Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jun 25, 2009
    Lake Norman, NC
    1999 185 Bowrider,
    Mercruiser 4.3, Alpha I
    Couple of years ago in the fall I found a mouse in my work shed out at the lake. I keep it pretty neat, loan mower etc, and a nice work table. Anyhow, I see the mouse in there and in a moment of compassion (was was getting cold out) I let him be - big mistake!. It was about two months before I went back in the shed. That little fu&*r chewed about everything he could in there, and what he couldn't chew he pooped on it. Looked like he spent most of the winter nestled down in my work boots. Well, I fixed him a nice peanut butter snack - oh what a sound the "snap" of an old wooden mousetrap. Never again - those little things can do mountains of damage, cars, boats, anything! And if they don't do damage they die in some small in accessible space and smell!
     
  6. Mike Blake

    Mike Blake Active Member

    Jan 27, 2012
    Yankeetown FL West coast
    89 340 Sundance all Raymarine.
    Gas hogs 454X2.
    Kinda like some politicians in Washington.........................
     
  7. Captain Crispy

    Captain Crispy Member

    163
    Nov 24, 2007
    Virginia
    33' 1987 Sportfisher II
    hamsters...scurrying little hamsters...
    How mean and inhumane can you be ?? Those little babies didn't do anything to hurt you !!

    Who am I kidding, smash them all.
     
  8. duckmnn

    duckmnn Member

    508
    Jul 21, 2010
    Grafton IL where the IL and Mississippi rivers com
    270sundancer 1996
    454 B3
    I keep the handy antifreeze bucket trap in garage year round. You'll get the whole gang before you know it
     
  9. blaster

    blaster Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    May 23, 2011
    potomac river
    2010 sea ray 205 sport
    F150 5.4 xlt 4x4
    Mercruiser 4.3 mpi alpha 1.62
    The wood rats have a new enemy.
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    I hope we get a few more of these guys.
     

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