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    And I was afraid of catching some flak for taking pictures of dead mice.

    Should have known.
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    Best trick ever, even works on the florida norway rats.

    Mashed potato flakes, yep, thats it, nothing crazy.

    Just put some mashed potato flakes out, and then bowls of water, the little buggers will eat the potatoes, get thirsty, drink water...........................and bam, dead rat. The potatoes expand in their belly and turns to cement basically.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GotSig? View Post
    Best trick ever, even works on the florida norway rats.

    Mashed potato flakes, yep, thats it, nothing crazy.

    Just put some mashed potato flakes out, and then bowls of water, the little buggers will eat the potatoes, get thirsty, drink water...........................and bam, dead rat. The potatoes expand in their belly and turns to cement basically.
    NICE... I'll have to try that the next time I get more invaders in my shed out back.
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    Bread balls with maple syrup on them also do well besides peanut butter.
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    I got 2 last week one was still alive under the stove so i shot him with my pellet gun it's quicker and more humane than bashing them with a hammer/shovel etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin View Post
    I got 2 last week one was still alive under the stove so i shot him with my pellet gun it's quicker and more humane than bashing them with a hammer/shovel etc.
    Umm...isn't that a bit messy to pop rodents inside? Talk about splatter paterns.
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    Actually it works nicely, corner them, stick the barrel against their head and "pop" it's over, the skull will stop the pellet, although I do wear safety glasses.

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    I once had a red squirrel in my heat duct work. not sure how he got in there. 22 birdshot didn't work, but the big rat/mouse trap did sort of work. It snapped right on his hindquarters. No way I could get to him to finish him off, so had to listen to his squeaks for about 1/2 an hour.
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    We had a squirrel come in through the old vent pipe from a woodstove that is no longer there... a flying squirrel, no less. We've also had a bat, a 3 foot black snake, a bird or two, and at least 2-3 mice a month (hey, we're out in the country, surrounded on 2 sides by several acres of fields). Have you ever seen little black pawprints... everywhere? It's kind of funny, until you realize that your wife won't clean it up because she's still to freaked out to come up the stairs.

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    we got Big BGs in the country
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    My cat brings them in, plays with them for awhile and then gets bored, leaving either a half alive rodent for the wife to find or portions thereof.

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    or portions thereof.
    Haha - that is the nasty bit!!

    Fortunately our cat usually eats the whole deal but one I had as a kid used to leave a head and tail on our rear door mat (from big rats from neighbor's chicken coup) - as a sorta ''offering'' I think it was ..... to say ''look how clever I was'' LOL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin View Post
    My cat brings them in, plays with them for awhile and then gets bored, leaving either a half alive rodent for the wife to find or portions thereof.
    Uh-huh... my wife's mom once found a PILE of eviscerated mice on the front step after one particularly fruitful night of hunting by the barn cats. I'd say that's worse than a flaming bag of poo.

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