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dpack



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 21 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

rebuilding a hotel and gutting a pub might have stirred a few up, mostly i recon it has been the lack of footfall ie takeaway frass, no food bins from restaurants etc in town

adding 3meters to the flood banks might have shifted a few and there is usually some refurbs going on

lockdown urban rats followed the food and became home workers in the burbs, now there are lots of them cos life in the burbs is sweet and has less paid ratcatchers than a city full of pubs, bunshops and restaurants etc
apparently quite common in a lot of places, there were london based ones on C4 news last night, the reporter was having a winston night in an alley with quite a few and a ratcatcher as a guide
on the plus side urban foxes also have less kebabs etc and find rats a tasty meal

dpack



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 21 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

im going on a rat hunt, it is a rather big one

when folk describe how big it is often twice life-size, this one is twice life-size

a foot or so nose to bum and maybe in the kilo range, tis a buff beast

the so far reserve fenn 4 is playing hard to set but the springs are new, it needs working in and i need unbroken fingers

dpack



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 04, 21 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

the fenn is now functional, a bit AK style to obtain working order.
no fingers were broken(these things don't mess about)
it is now in the draws of doom with tahini and cream cheese

the target presented itself again, blooming huge, if/when i get it this one it deserves stuffing(not in a recipe sense) or at a minimum it will get a csi photo with a carpenters square

huge, never seen one that size even at fancy rat shows(most bunnies are small, traded ones can be large etc)

did i say huge

trying not to be a poor witness, i would go for twice average size for a brown rat, massive for local ones

for a rat on a stick stall, it would be a premium item

gz



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 04, 21 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    


dpack



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 21 5:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

mirror mirror on a stick
where did i put you?
i'm rather thick



the inspection mirror is ideal to check the trap without touching anything or having to kneel down which hurts

dpack



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 21 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

and calming down after i accidentally set it off while checking for a victim

dpack



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 21 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

mirror mirror in a basket
now you are in my toolkit



mirror, with a built in light, on a "car aerial" type of handle is ace

stealth checking and stealth baiting is best

and i hate snappy in the mornings no finger harm but disturbing to be near such a bite

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 21 7:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

They use those mirrors on sticks to check the dormouse boxes for occupants, but of course they are designed to be welcoming not killing.

dpack



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 21 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

i like dormouses

things are developing in a way that may be beneficial to us

the few bits of grain went, the cheese that allows a safe inch or so from the trap went

lick the peanut butter off the ceiling if you are feeling lucky punk

gz



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 21 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    


sgt.colon



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 21 7:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Dirty Dpack, stood there with his Sunpat.

dpack



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 21 7:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

this is the poshest peanut butter in the world etc

well, nicer than sun pat

at the mo it has bacon butty bits

dpack



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 21 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

the bacon butty bits had gone

using a long victorian turn screw, the trap was moved over and in front of more bacon

it is big, clever is a definite if it got big

not quite moby trout that got personal, it won

dpack



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 21 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

i have calmed down a bit now, it is not hurt locker territory but having been bitten by a fenn once i am shy of the things

dpack



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 21 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

charcuterie is popular

the serving suggestion has left a puzzle for the last slice of dry sausage

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