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Re: tomato stealers on their way out! I hope.

Oh lord, glad I don't have anyone bringing me dead rodents (or live ones). I only remember one rat at our house when I was growing up. It was in the garage and my mom smacked it with the shovel, which it promptly lashed out and bit onto. At which point my mom screamed bloody murder and we all rushed to see what was going on. It was promptly dispatched with a second shovel. We did have an occasional mouse in the house, which didn't really bother me, but my mom HATED. She cracked me up because she would roll up her pants legs and lift all the blankets to the didn't hang down near the floor, as she was certain the mouse would hide in one of the beds. This was hysterical to us kids, because my mom is one of the most logical, practical people I know, and we all knew a mouse could find its way into a bed or climb up your bare leg if it really wanted to. Anyway, our siamese cat was useless, but the mutt dog we had was a really good mouser and had the good manners just to kill the mouse and not eat it.


Bonnie & Bill Morgan wrote:
Yes, in Indianapolis. Our Daschund brought me the largest rat I'd ever seen
(dead, thank goodness) and dropped it on my foot at 4:30 a.m. one morning.
(He was an outdoor dog and I always checked on him at that time of the
morning.) After my scream, he no longer brought me that kind of present.
He gave them to DH instead. LOL!!! He did keep the rodents at bay, God
love him.

Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)
-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of Theresa W.
Sent: Monday, July 17, 2006 9:02 PM
To: GardenChat
Subject: [CHAT] tomato stealers on their way out! I hope.

Yesterday I also resorted to getting rat killer, as I really can't abide
having a family of rats live in my back yard somewhere. But, even worse... they are eating my tomatos as they ripen!!! How infuriating and how gross! I am very wildlife and animal friendly usually, but this I
just can't abide. I noticed this AM that several of the baits were gone, so
I'm hoping this means a quick end to this problem. Has anyone else had this


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