Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Criminal Rat

I wouldn't know what to do without critters getting into trouble around here. This Winter we had our first pack rat in the garage. He sure caused mischief! Expensive mischief. I ended up having to kill him, and I sure don't like doing that.

We all have our place on this planet, but our garage is not the place for his home. He sure was a cute rascal, though. One tough rodent, too. Mouse traps and poisons had no lethal affect on him. He could crawled up all shelving. He could chew everything but metal into shreds. The whole garage was his kingdom, and he laughed at me freely. . . until I corned him with an old broom handle. May he R.I.P.

On another note, last weekend I noticed a dead vole in the tiger pit (egress window well) and mentioned it to Wilma. She HATES voles because we think they are the ones eating all her flower bulbs. I thought she'd be happy. WRONG! She says they're cute and was sad to lose one. . . go figure.

8 comments:

winna said...

Great post John---funny as heck and good drawings ..please check my new non worked to death post...
www.flickr.com/photos/ejmordasky
....I look forward to whatever you get the urge to post about...winna

jmeetze said...

Funny stuff John. Poor old criminal rat.

MaryO said...

I carry most insects out of my house to avoid having to kill them. However ants and flies are fair game, and rats would be in that category, too, John. You did what you had to do!
(Glad you're back)

Patsy Taylor-Craw said...

BAD RAT! We had a mouse make a nest out of fiberglass insulation stolen from a piece put aside for emergency repairs. The nest was in our woodpile in the garage and filled with little, pink baby mice. Unfortunately, or fortunately for us, the babies died because our cat killed the mom. Same emotions, yeah! no more mice. Poor little things.
I love to read your journals and look at your sketches. Please sir, may we have more?

whatidoisme said...

Looks like your garage was a cosy home for your 'visitor' for a while - nice post!
Sue

Cathy Holtom said...

I hope he was a solo rat and hadn't brought his family in too. great post!

raena said...

Awww, poor criminal rat! Well, I guess you did what you had to do! Nice post!

Sandy said...

I can relate, we have field mice that get into everythng and chew and leave droppings and Just Need to Be Outside!!! No way to get rid except to exterminate unfortunately. The cat used to take care of this but now it is up to us.