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  1. #11
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    Re: Hunting Rats?

    I have some rats in my wood pile, I used the Victor (plastic) traps from Cabelas. When I first started using them I had 2 traps that went off 13 times and I had 13 rats!
    I thought that these were the cat's ass traps, I decided to set up my trail cams to see them in action, I have videos of a couple large rats that will not touch the trap no matter what bait I use. I even made up one of those walk the plank into a bucket of water traps, the rat will eat all the bait tight up to where the plank starts to tilt and then they back off. These things get to be smart.
    Think I might try one of those electric traps.
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    Re: Hunting Rats?

    Trade in those two dogs on two cats. I would never know we had a rat problem if it weren’t for the carcasses the boys leave behind. Steady supply left behind. Neighbour uses poison but the cats are a more green approach.
    Other neighbour’s have chickens which I believe attracts them. Chicken chow.

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    Re: Hunting Rats?

    Quote Originally Posted by TUGGER View Post
    Like linksman313 just picked up a rat terrier
    ya I had a child good friend with a terrier and he used to sit up in his (and neighbours) barn with a .22 and the dog would search around in the hay and straw and get the rats moving and he would shoot them

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    Re: Hunting Rats?

    Ha ha i used a 12gauge full choke at 10 feet on packrats cut them in half.

    Cats get the mice..
    No city rats at my elevation but from my experiance eliminate there food source or you will not eliminate them.

  5. #15
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    Re: Hunting Rats?

    Takes a big cat to kill one of these city rats Coyotes get all the cats in my nabourhood

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    Re: Hunting Rats?

    Ferret is better than a cat on rats

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    Re: Hunting Rats?

    Quote Originally Posted by TUGGER View Post
    Takes a big cat to kill one of these city rats Coyotes get all the cats in my nabourhood
    My cats have killed at least 40 of them.
    Regular sized tabby cats
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  8. #18
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    Re: Hunting Rats?

    i put the trap up some wheres in the wood shed then put some peanut butter up a bit form the trap so they have to stand up to get the treat
    usually gets them

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    Re: Hunting Rats?

    We've been getting them here in Chase ever since some dude tore down a old derelict building at the foot of 1st Ave. They seem to have less and less in my realm because we have been actively trapping them (no Victor type traps, plastic jaws of death are our choice. Too many sprung Victors) Peanut butter and dog kibble work. We have a troop of night crawling cats and we have some owls coursing through the night with a hoo-who here and a hoo- hoo there. We don't have as many as we once had.
    You should know, we have the brown rat and the black rat, or AKA the roof rat. They're both brown, the brown rat is larger and his tail equals his body length whereas the roof rat is smaller and his tail is one and a hall time his body length. If you are going to get a rat in the house, it most likely is going to be the roof rat as they are known jumpers. The brown rat just doesn't have the oomph to get airborne.
    Create a runway where you think that may be dwelling. 6" black pvc pipe works. Get some Tees and make some side chambers in which you place the trap(S) Block off the backside after you insert the trap so they cannot go in over the trap.
    In India, they skewer the whole rat and roast them over an open fire. When done, they just peel away the skin and nosh on the flesh underneath. Apparently it is quite the delicacy although I have never partaken so I would not know.
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    Re: Hunting Rats?

    Caught a big one in friends condo while staying in Maui. Exterminators couldn’t get him. Cheese in a big snap trap i put out did. He was out several night running around the place. Scared the crap out of the wife. Really dampened the trip.

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