Thursday, September 26, 2019
I have a hunting camera in the barn to keep watch over the goings on in there after dark. And I kept getting these photos of this long-tailed blur. RAT!
These little buggars are much smarter than I expected. After multiple attempts using various bait (peanut butter of course was one I used that failed)...turns out left-over chicken wing bones from any restaurant that serves wings does the trick. (Mice and rats both gnaw on bones and I suppose they can't resist the smell from the sauce of the remaining bits of chicken on the bone).
I couldn't believe the speed and acrobatics this rat could do inside my trap! Amazing climbing, zipping around and maneuvering skill. I can't imagine having one of these get in your house. Ewww.
I actually caught two rats over a period of about 2 weeks (elusive, smart buggars). And haven't had any more photos so I'm thinking done for now with rats. Never a dull moment.
Always something going on in that barn. The gift that keeps on giving.