An unwelcome visitor.

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Lord Dudley Mountcatten alerted to us to a new visitor at Casa River the other day….

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And I can’t say I was pleased.

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In the 20 years we’ve lived here, we’ve never had a rat.

Until now.

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I shouldn’t be surprised. We live in the country with horses for neighbors on both sides and an organic farm across the street.

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But as much as I love all the wild creatures who stop by for a nosh?

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Having a rat dig a tunnel and move into our woodshed will not be tolerated.

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Because if there’s one… there could be one hundred next month.

Sorry bud, but your days are numbered.

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23 thoughts on “An unwelcome visitor.”

  1. I came face to face with a rat a few months ago (not close, but climbing through the bushes nearby). I looked into his eyes and felt guilty thinking he should be dead. What a terrible dilemma. If we were starving in Africa we’d be thankful and eat him probably.

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  2. Hmmm….not sure I’m a fan either.
    I have a dear friend (and she’s mostly sane) who has two pet rats. She (and her family) swears they are the best pets!
    I’m not buying what she’s selling…

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  3. Ugh. Hate rates. Once had them living in the walls of a house I owned near Seattle (where they are a common nuisance in crawl spaces, attics, garages, etc.). They came in through vents in my house’s siding. I could hear their little babies mewling in the wall behind my bed. Arrgghhh! Like you, I don’t want to kill creatures, but…I set traps for these rats when I realized they were eating their way through walls/flooring into the space beneath my kitchen sink. One can tolerate only so much! Rats, stay outside!

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