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Post by markd » Sat Apr 04 2020 21:46

Been catching mice in the garage - pellets, groundbait, etc all in plastic tubs on shelves but i guess they can smell it as thats where their ‘evidence’ has been left even though it’s 4ft off the ground!

Question is - where do the bigger ones come from? Only been a few, ratio about 10-1 in favour of little mouse turds, but are the bigger ones rat poo??? :pale:
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Post by Brian Carragher » Sat Apr 04 2020 22:28

Rat s**t is about 8mm in diameter and about 25mm long, mouse s**t is like pencil lead but about 6mm long

Theres a different smell to rat p**s as well, you can tell the difference between the two after a bit, best get on top of it before it becomes a real problem, mild but wet winter has pushed them above ground and theyre on the move looking for new hidey holes, my garage has just been invaded by them and after tipping the neighbours off one of them told me he saw them in his garden 6 weeks ago and been putting poison down since then so they're about and looking for food

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Post by markd » Sun Apr 05 2020 17:18

Cheers for that👍
Maybe just a constipated mouse then😁
Got a few traps down, getting the odd one but maybe have to go further if it gets worse.

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Post by zodiac » Sun Apr 05 2020 20:16

It's certainly a lot bigger but doesn't look like rat s**t to me.
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Post by Kev Berry » Sun Apr 05 2020 22:07

Brian Carragher wrote:
Rat s**t is about 8mm in diameter and about 25mm long, mouse s**t is like pencil lead but about 6mm long

Theres a different smell to rat p**s as well, you can tell the difference between the two after a bit, best get on top of it before it becomes a real problem, mild but wet winter has pushed them above ground and theyre on the move looking for new hidey holes, my garage has just been invaded by them and after tipping the neighbours off one of them told me he saw them in his garden 6 weeks ago and been putting poison down since then so they're about and looking for food

8mm diameter rat turds? How big are the feckin rats down your way :laughs:

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Post by Crackoff » Sun Apr 05 2020 22:56

Kev Berry wrote:
Brian Carragher wrote:
Rat s**t is about 8mm in diameter and about 25mm long, mouse s**t is like pencil lead but about 6mm long

Theres a different smell to rat p**s as well, you can tell the difference between the two after a bit, best get on top of it before it becomes a real problem, mild but wet winter has pushed them above ground and theyre on the move looking for new hidey holes, my garage has just been invaded by them and after tipping the neighbours off one of them told me he saw them in his garden 6 weeks ago and been putting poison down since then so they're about and looking for food

8mm diameter rat turds? How big are the feckin rats down your way :laughs:
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Post by Brian Carragher » Mon Apr 06 2020 07:37

Kev Berry wrote:
Brian Carragher wrote:
Rat s**t is about 8mm in diameter and about 25mm long, mouse s**t is like pencil lead but about 6mm long

Theres a different smell to rat p**s as well, you can tell the difference between the two after a bit, best get on top of it before it becomes a real problem, mild but wet winter has pushed them above ground and theyre on the move looking for new hidey holes, my garage has just been invaded by them and after tipping the neighbours off one of them told me he saw them in his garden 6 weeks ago and been putting poison down since then so they're about and looking for food

8mm diameter rat turds? How big are the feckin rats down your way :laughs:

Big, just killed a live adult, had one of those Commercial sticky pads out with a bit of bait in the middle, mr roland went for it and got stuck, had to put a shovel on its neck and finish it off, might take a pic and upload, bugger looked well fed, at least my groundbait and halibut pellets were put to good use feeding the little b******s

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Post by Bob Watson » Mon Apr 06 2020 09:51

Size guide here but I have seen them considerably bigger when lifting decking.
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Post by Brian Carragher » Mon Apr 06 2020 10:13

Kev Berry wrote:
Brian Carragher wrote:
Rat s**t is about 8mm in diameter and about 25mm long, mouse s**t is like pencil lead but about 6mm long

Theres a different smell to rat p**s as well, you can tell the difference between the two after a bit, best get on top of it before it becomes a real problem, mild but wet winter has pushed them above ground and theyre on the move looking for new hidey holes, my garage has just been invaded by them and after tipping the neighbours off one of them told me he saw them in his garden 6 weeks ago and been putting poison down since then so they're about and looking for food

8mm diameter rat turds? How big are the feckin rats down your way :laughs:
Just for you Kev, apparently you like rats :laughs:

Blackbird went on the sticky pad, roland spied lunch and pounced and ate it and made a bloody good job of it too

I did the rat in this morning, measured 10 inch long from tip of snout to root of tail, not one of this years young I guess, poison been left overnight andthey havent eaten it, bugger, I'm hoping I havent disturbed the nest as I want them dead not just evicted
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Post by Crackoff » Mon Apr 06 2020 10:31

Bri was that a PB :laughs:

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Post by Crackoff » Mon Apr 06 2020 10:38

I had some rats in my garage and put the poison down and it got one :thumbs:

But I could not find it, but could smell it rotting :roll:

When I found it the maggots had got to it but none of the crisalists had hatched in to fly's I think the poison had got them as well :scratch:

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Post by Danoutdoors » Mon Apr 06 2020 10:44

Brian Carragher wrote:
Kev Berry wrote:
Brian Carragher wrote:
Rat s**t is about 8mm in diameter and about 25mm long, mouse s**t is like pencil lead but about 6mm long

Theres a different smell to rat p**s as well, you can tell the difference between the two after a bit, best get on top of it before it becomes a real problem, mild but wet winter has pushed them above ground and theyre on the move looking for new hidey holes, my garage has just been invaded by them and after tipping the neighbours off one of them told me he saw them in his garden 6 weeks ago and been putting poison down since then so they're about and looking for food

8mm diameter rat turds? How big are the feckin rats down your way :laughs:
Just for you Kev, apparently you like rats :laughs:

Blackbird went on the sticky pad, roland spied lunch and pounced and ate it and made a bloody good job of it too

I did the rat in this morning, measured 10 inch long from tip of snout to root of tail, not one of this years young I guess, poison been left overnight andthey havent eaten it, bugger, I'm hoping I havent disturbed the nest as I want them dead not just evicted

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Post by Kev Berry » Mon Apr 06 2020 11:39

Think this one I got was a similar size, not seen anymore for a while and poison blocks still intact...as are the dog biscuit indicators :wink:

Update on roland damage
b******s had chewed one of my fox boat nets rubber mesh
Found out yesterday they had a a little chew on my other, but not too bad.
Today's job is net mending :grin:
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Post by Crackoff » Today 00:12

Found this on my decking the other morning could it be from a young fox :scratch:
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And something had dragged all the cuttings of the roots of the blackberry bush

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Post by davelumb » Today 06:34

Crackoff wrote:
Found this on my decking the other morning could it be from a young fox :scratch:

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And something had dragged all the cuttings of the roots of the blackberry bush


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Grant :smile:
Hedgepig?

The grass cuttings could have been done by blackbirds too.

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Post by ChrisWales » Today 08:25

Badgers digging on gardens round my way, could me that?

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