Rats in your Garden

Mammal, Rat, Eyes, Ears

Rats have been around with humanity from the start of time. We’re told that nobody is farther away from a rat than six feet, at any particular time. I don’t believe that’s necessarily true, however there are a great deal of rats around.

Apparently there are 60 species of rats on the planet.

Rats aren’t your”easy” little creature, they’re extremely intelligent. This is proofed by the fact they’re utilized to sniff out gunpowder and are extremely clever at solving puzzles and can find they way around mazes.

Rats don’t sleep a lot and almost all of their activity occurs during the hours of darkness.

Apart from me, rats enemies are many; cats, foxes, snakes, dogs, large birds such as falcons, hawks, kites and, obviously, the owl.

I don’t have any experience of catching rats in a home, because, so far as I know I’ve never lived in a house with rats. But my sister, who resides in Washington, had a neighbor who kept a python drop in the home that lived on rats. You could try that if you prefer, I’d rather not since it could well eat you one day.

My serious rat hunting days started three decades ago (2017) when rats consume all of my beetroot and apples plants down in my allotment. I knew they were about because I used to see them running around on events. I thought nothing of it, only a couple rats.

1 night in 2019 I captured two young ones in 1 snare ( cleaver are they? ) . I also caught a huge slug.

This year, 2020, I’ve just caught two so far. The reason, I believe, is my allotment was flooded for almost two months at the beginning of the year and they’ve been drowned or transferred away for now, however I did see one the other day. So they’re back, but so am I.

Well, first off, call Wildlife Removal Round Rock and I don’t use any sort of poison. I believe that’s not secure and the rat takes a few days to die. If you poison a rat it’ll hide somewhere and die, then there’s a potential that something will come along and eat it and that creature will also perish. Therefore by using poison you lose control of what happens and you might be liable for two or three quite painful deaths.

I utilize rat traps, the wooded ones, not the plastic ones because they’ll break up in sunlight. The bait I use is peanut butter, I find this best because the rat must spend some time below the spring licking off the bait. I wear gloves when I manage the traps, the reason is to maintain my scent off the snare.

Rats, like us, are very much on the ball but also like us, they’re creatures of habit. I take advantage of the fact in the following manner.

I have five traps and lure them everyday, but I don’t set the trap. So, every third day, I place one of those traps and constantly catch a rat.

Although, it’s interesting, since it shows up another animal behavior.

As I said, I wear gloves so when I have a have a rat to eliminate, I put my gloves on and take the rat in the trap to an open pice of floor on my plot and fall the rat on the floor and go and have a cup of java to wait what happens next.

This takes place between four and four-thirty from the day: while I’m sitting in my seat, a red kite appears in the skies, glades around and then swoops down, picks up the dead rat and flies over the neighboring trees. This has been happening for the past few years, winter and summer.

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