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steveoh

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This Rattus Rattus Likes it Hot
« on: October 10, 2018, 09:41:38 PM »
Tonight I mixed in three minced Ghost Peppers from the garden in a couple tablespoons of peanut butter in an effort to dissuade the possums from eating all my rat bait. Made my eyes burn as I was mixing it up.

Looked at my phone and Arlo said I had a visitor. Dang it, Rat! So I run fetch the Sumatra, turn on the battery, then the ATN and set up in the shooting chair. I wait and wait and figured the rat was nursing a hot mouth.  Came back in the house and sat down to get my jammies on, and the ding donger #2 starts flashing.  Damn!

Zoom back out, turn everything back on and looked at the first station where the rat showed itself and it’s not there. Swing over to station 2 and I see the back end of the rat headed up the tree. I swung the rifle up and by that time he headed back down. I nervously swung down and up and to the right, and took all of a second to aim and shoot.

Bingo! Rattus Rattus down! He’s another young one, and the Sumatra just about took his head off. Yay, back in business.

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« Last Edit: October 10, 2018, 09:46:20 PM by steveoh »


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Re: This Rattus Rattus Likes it Hot
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2018, 10:17:57 PM »
Clean up crew arrives.

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Re: This Rattus Rattus Likes it Hot
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2018, 11:13:03 PM »
And another rat showed up. It was starting to leave so I shot it from behind. Pellet went end from rear and came out mouth. Ouch.

« Last Edit: October 10, 2018, 11:24:06 PM by steveoh »
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Re: This Rattus Rattus Likes it Hot
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2018, 07:03:26 AM »
Second Clean Up Crew shows up!

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