Ratting...

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by getbent, May 23, 2019.

  1. trev333

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    Lucky there was more than one dog.. ;)

    I've never seen that many rats coming out of the ground like that....
     
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  3. Jupiter

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    "PETA members of TDPRI" hasta be one of the smaller sub-sets of our little population, below "righties who play lefty" and right above "sumo wrestler members of TDPRI who play lefty"
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    I also used to fish on the Jersey Shore in Long Branch. Huge rats would feed on the mussels that were exposed at low tide. They were not afraid of humans and I had to sidestep a few when I was done fishing to get off the jetties.
    One night I took a friend with me and we fished with fresh clam in plastic containers. My friend got tired and sat down on the huge boulders that made up the jetties. I turned my flashlight on and told him to look down between the boulders. There was a river of rats heading out to the end of the jetty. He didn't sit down the rest of the trip.
     
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    Mebbee I should get me a terrier...


    and introduce it to the neighborhood squirrels.
     
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  6. jvin248

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    That's not soil. It's piled up cow manure 'composting' for a year or two before spreading it on the fields. Rats found it, created burrows because it's easy to dig and they probably found some treats.

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    I am not a farmer but went to my Grandpa’s farm and yes that makes more sense. One language I have never been able to talk is farm language and I think my comment proves it.
     
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    Thems some awfully ripe smelling dogs after that day's adventure. Farm dogs don't get bathed neither. They will need to go take a swim in the creek and run through the timothy.
     
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    I thought this was going to be a ProCo rat thread:(...
     
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    The accent in the OP video has to be akin to a south Mississippi or Louisiana Bayou accent in the states.
     
  11. Teleterr

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    Is that a doorstop ? You could leave your front door wide open and your belongings would be safe w that holding it open.



















     
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  12. Teleterr

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    TDPRI PETA version, People Eating Tastey Animals.
     
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    The rat was a gift from my niece and is treasured. Good for scaring off stray cats as well as guarding the premises.

    Mark
     
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    i think british or scottish or welsh...
     
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    yup. bad day. it is spring and the fields are full of rats... I've got a bunch to kill! the vid is inspiring!
     
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    ...And a good smart phone for movies.
    The most rats i've ever seen were in a chicken house. About 10,000 chickens that laid eggs and running things required gathering eggs twice a day and keeping lots of rat poison laid out everywhere.
    They said the former tennant (caretaker) got behind with keeping poison out and the rat population down and to make his point, we went into the building (about 50ft x 200ft long) after dark and when he turned on the lights, there were waves of rats on top of the hanging cages and running from us, hundreds and hundreds. Made the hair stand up on my neck.
    :eek:
     
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    Yeah... but like, the British or Scottish or Welsh version of deep southern Mississippi or Louisiana.
     
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    english, scottish or welsh is british. these folks seem to be cornish.
    still british;)
     
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    My dad used to tell me that when he was a kid on his pa's chicken ranch, they'd tape a flashlight to a .22 rifle that they'd loaded up with birdshot, because that wouldn't penetrate the corrugated steel of the chicken barn. They'd just run that flashlight along the rafters at night and fire at the glowing eyes.
     
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