The rat will not go in the trap

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  1. slobadoberbob

    slobadoberbob Read Only Funster

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    My £20 B & Q rat trap is still sitting there with no rat in it... had it out now for a couple of weeks... I sat here a few moments ago and watched him... I presume it is a him.... anyway he was climbing up and down the garden pots and even sitting on the head of a Bill & Ben man... he came down nosed the trap.. went round and round it, tried to get the food from the side via the grill.. but will he go in...NO.. so we have tried kit hat.. cat food dry, cat food from a tin.. any ideas?

    At this rate it will be buying a air riffle.

    Bob:Angry:
     
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    12 guage works for me! :Angry: and a "make my day punk" thrown in
     
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    peanut butter or fresh bacon rinde.
     
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    try some rat food from the pet shop
     
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    Disappointing and depressing innit Bob.

    had my traps down a while and still untouched.

    tray of poison went a while ago but i don't think one tray will finish it off.

    at least you can see your visitor
     
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    it is brown and sleek

    It looks healthy, brown and sleek .. entertaining watching him.. but he is still on the wrong side of the bars.. going to re bate it now with peanut butter.. just used the last of the bacon up in a sandwich:Blush:

    Bob
     
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    Nutella worked for us in the past.....
     
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    If he is that brave the air rifle has to be the best option. A clear shot, problem solved and a bit of sport:thumb:

    Just wait for a passing fox to then cart the body off.

    Sorted.
     
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    Ok it has peanut butter on a biscuit

    OK.. it now has peanut butter on a biscuit and a bit of cooked chicken.. this rat lives better than me.. Ezzie cannot understand what this thing is on the patio..

    But if this carries on then yes it will be buy an air riffle.. anyone got one? good spring they want to dispose of?

    Bob
     
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    if you lived a bit nearer you could borrow our 2 Border terriers.
    We back into open farm land and we get the odd rat on the bird table.
    The dogs go mental.
    Pity any cat, rat, mouse or even pigeon and crow that got stuck in our garden , they hate all of them !
     
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    My rifle is in Norfolk sadly or I would gladly have helped.
     
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    Only £40 Bob......will do the job.

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    Only thing to decide is .177 or .22.

    .177 would be my choice for this job.
     
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    good where do I get one from?

    Sounds good.. where do I get one from?


    Bob
     
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    Watch the small print Bob, it states that telescope sight is not included.

    Having said that I find it easier to get the little darlings with the open sights and have removed my tele.:thumb:Brian
     
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    I would agree no telescopic

    I would agree, no telescopic.. just a quick sight down the barrel ... bloody rat is back, now sniffing the trap and the and going round it again.. go on go in............

    Bob:Rofl1:
     
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    thanks - interesting

    Thanks, interesting... rat still quartering the trap, even climbed on top.. put his head in the opening, but that is all.. seems a smart Rat...

    Bob
     
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    as you may be aware Bob, its now illegal to post air weapons. :Sad:

    as for the rat being smart.....more like cautious i think and takes time.

    this one meets its maker at 1minute 55 seconds.


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    Rats have a very sensitive smell and if you have handled the trap, that's why the vermin are not going in it. the best way is to scrub the trap with clear water, no soap then bait it wearing plastic or rubber gloves.
     
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