Hi folks, while outside in my workshop havin a dart session, the wife let the dog out too see me and as soon as she got in to me she was goin mental at all the old boxes and crap in the corner of the workshop now i thought we had another hegdehog in here so i started to move stuff about pulling stuff back and found some so i thought yeah got another s mammal living with us and then some thing ran/jumped behind a old suitcase im thinking thats no pissing hegdehog got me lamp out cos its abit dark behind there and what did i see a ing great rat stareing back at me shouted to the dog and wife get out quick and get me gun by the time i got me gun setup it had moved to under the old settee with a little luck the rat unforutnatly poked his head out too far and got some lead in the head so to speak big bugger it was i would say it was about 9" without the tail urrgh horrid things has anyone every had them in there sheds etc
Not in the shed but i think next doors decking is housing quite a few. My garden was alive with them a few nights ago, there was even three in a tree trying to get at the bird feeders. Strangely enough they seemed to have dissappeared! We back onto farmland so we normally get a few this time of year but this year there seems to be a lot more.
When I was a lad we used to have a big hairy bxstard nik our duck eggs, it bit the foot of my favorit duck & it consiquently curled up & fell off, of course the duck was fooked by then.
now i live on a farm in devon, we have horses & rats, occasionaly we find one in a stable where a horse has stamped the e out of it & our Alaskan Malamute yard dog cought her first the other day, I was well impress as as soon as it stopped moving she laydown next to it ( very proud i might add), this is super as our terriers are also trained to leave when dead, so the big dog has hope.
I love hunting rats, but sold my last gun as I lost a feed mill due to mixing work with pleasure, (scancky scrote bstrd) (another story), which was crawling with them (ask paddy_sp or lightning22), never seen so many rats, now stopped buying our horse feed from there as there was to much rat pee & e getting minced up into the feed, not to mention the poisons they ate or there shot or rotting corpses.
I find it irronic that I was born in the year of the RAT
Anyway, chances are you will have more, Happy Hunting
In starting and waging a war it is not right that matters, but victory. -Adolf Hitler
I'm a rat virgin so to speak so cant wait to get my first little bugger
Horrible .....YES....a couple of stories......
Moved into my house 5-6 years ago, my Mrs (who wasn't living with me at the time) phoned me at work to say there was a rat coming into the garden, pinching bread and running into the hedge in daylight! Rushed home from work and saw it myself. Got the old Diana Airwolf .22 out of the attic in case I saw it again. o joy
A few months later I was given a Tom Cat. For the next few months I was finding dead rats next to my garage (Good old Dibbley!!).
Got talking to a local shooter a few weeks later who loaned me his NV. That evening spent 30 minutes watching rats running aroung the garden with Dibbley stalking them!! Realised I still had a rat problem!
Bought myself a NV a few weeks later, I pegged a bugger within the first night of using it
Air Arms S410 .22, Theoben Evolution .22, Webley Venom Viper .22, Air Arms Carmague .22, Diana Airwolf .22