As mentioned previously, we had a problem in our bathroom ceiling.
The first thing we noticed was the sounds that came from above whenever you turned on the fan. Nice loud scurrying sounds of something leaving the vicinity of the now loud ceiling for the quieter walls.
Next we noticed the random leaf on the bathroom rug. With kids and dogs, and kids, yes, they were mentioned twice for a reason, leaves in the bathroom would not be a warning sign of something bad going on up above.
However, when those leaves were joined by rat, um…… um…… um…..ok I’ll just say it, pooh, and the ceiling developed a crack, we knew we had a problem.
The dogs had always taken care of the rats before but this little bugger had avoided their radar. You want to see a dog go crazy, just watch them be able to hear a rat in the wall and have no way of getting to it.
This guy was smart. I don’t know how he got to a food source, but I never saw him touch the ground. The other problem with these rats, is that they are cute. No seriously!!! Think chinchilla cute. Bushy tail, huge ears, cute face. I would consider one for a pet. Well, maybe not, but still! Cute is cute. The problem with cute is that I have a hard time killing it. Thankfully Jason does not suffer from the same brain malfunctions that I do.
The first step in the process of ridding ourselves of this problem was to get rid of the nest. So…..
Yes you are seeing this correctly. This is no piddlydinkin mouse we are after, but a rat that’s bigger than our five month old kitten. Appropriate measures had to be taken!
He got away.
We left the panels out of the ceiling until we could catch him. He made it a game to sit up there and watch you. Very unnerving experience! Thankfully someone lent us the “Rat Zapper”, and after five minutes, I kid you not, we had him.
I know this story would have been better if Jason would have got his trophy. However, I’m just glad he is gone. Now let’s just hope it didn’t have friends!
From our zoo,