Sunday, September 26, 2010

The king of the rats

Like I mentioned earlier I have been having a little problem with rodents around here.  I showed you how to build the bucket trap and that is really effective against those mice.  When I went out to the garage and seen that the can was pushed all the way to one side then licked clean of peanut butter I realized that I was not up against a little mouse.  So I set up the figure four alternative that I made out of rifle and pistol cleaning rods (you can see this in my video SUNDAY SCOUT).

 Of course it was a success and I killed the king of the rats.  I will continue to keep it set up but only at night with the garage door shut because this will kill my cat if it decides to investigate.  Who would have thought that all that work in the field trapping rabbits and squirrels for dinner would pay off at the house in an everyday situation to make the quality of life a little better.  That is what it is all about, learning how to transfer those skills around all aspects of your life and recognizing when they are useful .  That's Survivology!

I  don't know how it wormed out the backside of the brick, but that goes to show that this WAS one strong SOB.  No wonder Sierra (my cat) didn't want to stay out in the garage alone.  Do you remember the loony toons cartoon where Silvester goes in after the little mouse and the kangaroo kicks his ass, this is something like that.