Thursday, April 22, 2010
The Dead Rat
Rats ate all my apricots last year. They also pooped all over my garage. I set a live-catch trap last summer and never caught one. Lately, I've not been in my garage and, therefore, haven't been checking the trap. Today I saw that the trap had been sprung and there was a rat in there and it was dead.
I felt terrible!
This trap captures them alive and the point is to release them in the woods. My little rat died a terrible death of dehydration and starvation. It was a very pretty rat, like a small chinchilla with a super, super long tail. It was not a sewer rat, but a Norwegian roof rat.
I will check my trap regularly from now on, but I left the "scent of death" in the trap when I reset it and that will probably deter all rats from entering my garage from now on.