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SylviaInCanada Report 1 Jul 2010 21:47

or you could throw them at the rat that scared Ginny


Dozey Report 1 Jul 2010 21:53

Ta da. Jeanie's here. Very late on tonight. Just found out about substitute thread. Cannot believe you're up to page 5 already.

No way can I comment on all that - I'll just say I've pressed Review Button about the split personality - otherwise never.

Bourton on the Water. Used to go there often. Ah, memories! One of my favourite places.

I'll wish you all goodnight now. Off for a toddle with the hounds in the cool.


Gee Report 1 Jul 2010 21:59

I wasnt scared Sylv...I was flippen disgusted.

It'll be some #### feeding foxes and birds and the rat (gosh forbid rats) has caught on

If I'd been quicker, it would have had it's brains smashed in with 'moley' huge fat door stop

Yep...JB says I look like a little mole in the morning, peeping over the covers

So, he bought me a mole....he's so cute


SlingerWood Report 1 Jul 2010 22:23

Why frighten a rat.... throw them at Ginny


SylviaInCanada Report 1 Jul 2010 22:24


I got a horrid shock one day some years ago

.................. I was at the kitchen window, which looks out onto the side street

Some crows were calling and fighting around ................... and suddenly something fell past the window, followed by a crow that nearly crashed into the window

I couldn't see what it was

so went out ............. it was half a rat!

It was lying on the boulevard next to the curb stone ........ I left it there.

It disappeared later, so I guess the crows came back and finished eating it!

Problem here is two-fold ..................... a seaport which always have rats, and people building compost piles when they have NO idea of what to put on it ........ so they add raw and cooked meats and other foods.



FannyByGaslight Report 1 Jul 2010 22:26

There is a very nice variety of blue/purple food called ,wait for it.......Tom Cat.......that can be bought in Ironmongers/Animal feed stores that Rats like very much.

I feed mine every so often and they then get a raging thirst and crawl off to die .

You can also buy a thing called a rat station to put the blocks in so no other things get at it.

Mind you I am seriously thinking of leaving some out for the B****y Jackdaws,we are getting over run with them here and the little birds get shown the door all the time.
I have had to wire mesh my bird table to keep the Jacks out.


WayneTracey Report 1 Jul 2010 22:33

Bourton has the bird sactuary... and the male penguin who constantly tries to hatch large stones??!!?

I agree a little M that there is fairly nothing to do there, love that area of the country tho, my friend's band recorded their album down that way in a small village outside of Stow on the Wold 'back in the day'

T x


Gee Report 1 Jul 2010 22:33


Thanks for the reassurance!

I need some rat attack


LadyKira Report 1 Jul 2010 22:40

Where Tracey.

Much of my grandmother's family came from Evelode and Stow on the Wold. There is a book about the history of Evenlode and many of my ancestors are in it.


WayneTracey Report 1 Jul 2010 22:42

A recording studio that used to be called Strawberry Fields, not idea what it's called now tho.

T x


LadyKira Report 1 Jul 2010 22:43

I meant which village.??


SylviaInCanada Report 1 Jul 2010 22:45

we buy Ratatack for the cabin

blue pellets that we spread around before we close up for the winter (or when we won't be going back for a month or more)

problem is you have to put the stuff in piles in corners etc, and cannot enclose it in anything

so we have to be sure to clean it all up if anyone says they are going to bring an animal.

We have something up there called a bushy tailed wood rat ......... which isn't really a rat like the ones we've been talking about.

They're also called pack rats ........... they'll pick up anything to take it to their nest, which can grow to immense sizes.

They are about 3 times the size of "rats" ................... and you really do not want them inside your house.

One little b***** got in the cabin some years ago.

It sounded as if he was tap dancing while wearing clogs as he ran around the loft floor above our heads at night!

He ate TWO packets of Ratatack before apparently succumbing!

One-eighth of one packet is supposedly more than enough for a "rat"!

We do worry about what might happen to other animals that might eat a ratatack-poisoned one though



Cynthia Report 1 Jul 2010 22:49

I loathe, hate and detest rats......urghh. Had one once, many moons ago, that got into the tube of my tumble dryer and couldn't get out. We got the rat man in and he killed it eventually, in the time honoured way.....a thwack on the head.

Gone all funny now....

shake, shudder, yuk.


Gee Report 1 Jul 2010 22:58

I am lost....listening to the torries on question night

Apparently; offenders are illiterate and scum.....

Oh dear, what are we in for

Ta da.....


CherryBlossom Report 1 Jul 2010 23:01

Eeeew rats - got them in our garden. Well, think they're coming from under next door's shed. Can't be nesting in our garden as we dug 9 tonne of dirt out this spring and not a sign of a rat nest anywhere.

Put out loads of bait and caught a little bleeder in a trap last night. OH has now earned the nickname Trapper Taff (he's Welsh) and is going out every five minutes to see if he's got another one. He swears it was the blueberry jam he put on the trap that did the job.


FannyByGaslight Report 1 Jul 2010 23:03

I have just deleted 15 email messages from GR to tell me I have messages from a couple or so of people.

Will you lot please refrain from clicking on FannyByGaslights name as my finger is worn out with pressing the delete button !!

Good Night...

Its Tory,s Gin not Torries.

~~~~~~~~~~~Runs very fast to hop into bed..


Cynthia Report 1 Jul 2010 23:06

trips and falls flat on her face! Night Fans.


Gee Report 1 Jul 2010 23:08

best be fast....Toryism


SylviaInCanada Report 1 Jul 2010 23:28

night night Fans

sleep tight



Julcoe Report 2 Jul 2010 03:21

On the subject of rats & cats..

We once had a cat that would catch the rats that would "loiter" near next doors aviary.

He would then 'provide for his family' by leaving half a rat on the back door step for me.....

how very thoughtful of him !!