Name That Vermin

Discussion in 'Biology & Genetics' started by DaveC426913, May 7, 2019.

  1. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    I have a friend who had a pet rat. You prolly want to raise them domesticated, rather than start with a wild one.
     
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  3. cluelusshusbund + Public Dilemma + Valued Senior Member

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    I had the same set-up an shot a rat in the head that was eatin spilled bird seed... it instently jumped strate up about a foot an it landed stone dead... but i didnt find it fun at all an knew right then that i woudnt do it agan.!!!
     
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  5. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Actually, that would solve the problem of not being able to use traps for fear of catching birdies...
     
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  7. cluelusshusbund + Public Dilemma + Valued Senior Member

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    O this was a pet white rat sold to me by a "frind"... but i have a feelin that he sold it cause it woud bite... likely due to him bein mean to it.!!!
     
  8. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    Crossbreed a rat with a cat and you'll a "critter of crats" , but they'll be sterile so one generation and no more rats , or cats.
    Speaking of critters. This is must see;


    Pets anyone?

    I want me a "pink fairy armadillo"!
     
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  9. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    I'm always delighted to discover critters I never knew existed (it doesn't happen often). I've never heard of the Mole Lizard (only two legs!) or the Fairy Armadillo. Thanks Clueless!
     
  10. cluelusshusbund + Public Dilemma + Valued Senior Member

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    You can stack bricks... etc... around an over the trap... makin a space that woud apeal to rat to enter but unlikely for a bird.!!!
     
  11. cluelusshusbund + Public Dilemma + Valued Senior Member

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    Speakin of lizard... i caut one when i was a kid an brout it in the house to keep as a pet... mom was upset that my cage for it was not good enuff an it might get loose... i finaly assured her that it woudnt get loose... an by that afternoon when i went to look at... it was gone... i looked an looked for it but it was never seen agan... so once agan... mom was right.!!!
     
  12. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    I thought of that. It could catch squirrels and cats, etc.
    Any trap that would let in a rat but not a squirrel would have to be robustly-designed enough that a rat likely wouldn't go in it (they fear new things).
     
  13. cluelusshusbund + Public Dilemma + Valued Senior Member

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    Yeah... you just gonna have to remove ther food supply.!!!
     
  14. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Yes, well. Then I don't have a bird feeder any more.

    Actually, I took t he advice of the guy at the Nature store: I've switched to a birdseed that has no husk. No husk=no waste on the ground.
     
  15. cluelusshusbund + Public Dilemma + Valued Senior Member

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    So no seeds from the feeder find ther way to the ground now.???
     
  16. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

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    This cute picture maybe a killer.

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    I had one growing up. Lived near a green belt/creek at my backyard. Wildlife lost it's life to a strong, small dog that loved to dig holes.
     
  17. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

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    I forgot to mention the dog is a Cairn Terrier; also related to pitbull's.

     

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