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Fricken lasers on their heads

Discussion in 'Gear and Equipment' started by rob.n.hill@gmail.com, 19/3/17.

 

  1. mash head

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    Posted 19/3/17
    Looks more like a rat made that hole.
     
  2. Kingy

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    Posted 19/3/17
    I dunno what it is, I thought it was a cat until I got closer then I was like wtf is that thing.
     
  3. manticle

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    Posted 19/3/17
    I've seen rats near the size of a possum before.

    Brushtail possum.

    No traps for them: mines
     
  4. Mardoo

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    Posted 19/3/17
    Haven't seen it mentioned yet, unless I missed it, but non-working fridges and freezers are said to make good rodent-proof grain storage. Haven't done it myself, as I had a good ratter named Oscar, but he died a couple weeks ago so we'll see. He was awesome. One night he brought me 4 rats. Left them in a pile in the front yard.
     
  5. GABBA110360

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    Posted 19/3/17
    ive got chooks and a dog they are best put outta the way from either they have a hole through them so tap a 3 inch nail in and slip one over works well
    there two breeds of rats basically rattus rattus roof rat climb anywhere and rattus norvegus Norway rat bigger digs holes shorter tail
    I've mainly had mice here because of chook feed all over the place
    hard to combat with so much food laying around
     
  6. indica86

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    Posted 19/3/17
    Old chest freezer will work too.

    Good luck.
     
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  7. wide eyed and legless

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    Posted 19/3/17
    Could be sheep.
     
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  8. wynnum1

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    ... Told you not to move....
     
  10. Droopy Brew

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    Get a carpet python and stick him on guard duty. Highly effective and wont cause allergies or shit behind your telly.
     
  11. tugger

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    Posted 20/3/17
    I have heard python shit is a good repellent.
    You can buy it online and put a piece here and there.
     
  12. Danscraftbeer

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    I'm afraid that's one of the good guys. Bandicoot. http://www.aussie-info.com/identity/fauna/bandicoot.php
    They will eat the odd mice. Oh well, Cant exactly teach a dog the difference between a rodent and an Aussie native. Your dog must have been so proud to think he killed the King of Rats!
     
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    Can you hang the buckets/ sacks and use a metal disc as they do with tie ropes on ships so the mice/ rats can't get past?
     
  14. wynnum1

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    Bandicoots. can be a tick hosts and if you have a dog off to the vet to spend a couple of thousand dollars or you could contact lyme disease
     
  15. rob.n.hill@gmail.com

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    there you go- get a whole python and you can sell its turds. Can't do that with cat shit.

    Umm pretty sure dogs can be tick hosts too. You are paying too much for your tick medication too.
     
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    Bandicoot or rat, better off dead it ate nearly all my pumpkins and rockmelons in 2 nights
     
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    I was constantly getting mice and big rats.

    They never ate the grain or chewed through the bins. I think the smell of grain attracted them.

    Switched to 220l olive barrels with gasket and screw lid. Haven't seen one in 8 months since.

    Poisons to avoid are warfarin. They seem to be immune. The wax blocks have served me well.

    Mice and rats don't like mint. Not sure if that's a way if masking the scent of grain.
     
  19. rob.n.hill@gmail.com

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    Posted 20/3/17
    Update: pic says it all. Little f$*ker didn't make it through the bucket with the tile on top - but he might next time.

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  20. rob.n.hill@gmail.com

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    So: trap on top. The traps were in there last night, and two had been set off, but no catch.

    I've also allowed access to the cat - he previously wasn't able to get in there at night. Slightly worried he might get caught in the traps so they're now all on top of buckets.

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