Now we have the
problem again it would seem, judging by the gnawed hard plastic garbage
containers! Once again Super Exterminator II put his underpants on over his
trousers and sprang into action with a devilishly cunning plan. With a 6x6x4
inch cardboard box with a rat sized hole cut in one end and half filled with
Slaymor (an anticoagulant poison) the box was placed in the coal shed just
where the garbage containers await collection.
consecutive mornings the 'trap' has been inspected, only to find the box
stuffed with dead leaves, bits of debris and lumps of anthracite! Now either
something funny is going on or the rats are taking the piss!
It would seem
that every time we displace his barriers in the bait box he builds the next one
even greater, but last night he exceeded all expectations. When we lifted the
lid we found the bait, or what was left of it, shoved up to one end and the
rest of the box packed tight with anthracite, a wooden plug shoved into the
hole and a flat piece of plank placed across the entrance! This rat is going to
die of a heart attack from moving all this stuff before the poison gets
I said it would
take a devious mind to work out what he is up to and sure enough Maggie came up
with the answer. This rat thinks he's hit the jackpot, he's found a food mine.
And like all prospectors he's staked his claim and is damned if anyone else is
going to find it.
Can't wait to
see what he comes up with tonight!
come up with anything, in fact he didnt come up! I didnt know
whether to cheer or feel disappointed.