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They always seem to know when I'm stove up and can't go after them......

Posted: Tue May 01, 2018 10:56 pm
by greybeard
Been a few weeks since I went down to the pond. Found this today.
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They've started in on the pine trees that help hold the dam. Hard to see but they've just about circled every tree.
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dam rats

Re: They always seem to know when I'm stove up and can't go after them......

Posted: Wed May 02, 2018 7:32 am
by Aaron
That's what neighbors are for - to help when you can't help yourself. Surely someone nearby can spare an afternoon to help a fella out?

Re: They always seem to know when I'm stove up and can't go after them......

Posted: Wed May 02, 2018 8:15 am
by greybeard
They probably will/would Aaron. I just realized the damage was being done yesterday.
I have a grown son lives about 25 miles away..he helped me set the traps last time they made a nuisance of themselves--I'll have to give him a call first as my neighbors all work daytime at the plants over on the ship channel--the ones that aren't older and in worse shape than I am.

Re: They always seem to know when I'm stove up and can't go after them......

Posted: Fri May 11, 2018 11:50 am
by greybeard
Had one in a trap Wed morning.
I noticed this morning that they had been working again in at least 2 different places hundreds of yards apart and could see they had chewed a lot more bark off a downed pine sapling.
I didn't get the game cam positioned very good, and I had to look hard to see what triggered the shot. Eyes don't glow with a regular light but will under infrared.

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