Rat the size of Belgium

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« on: 07/06/2007 16:04:06 »
Well, almost. It's the biggest rat I've ever seen. It was dragging a baby bunny into a hole behind the dung heap at our stable yard.

I don't want it there in case it decides to breed (if it hasn't done so already) but I'm not sure how to get rid of it. I don't want to put poison down as there are lots of rabbits, badgers & other wildlife there too & I don't want to poison them (plus I could see lots of holes near where I saw the rat so chances are there are other exits I haven't spotted. I'm not sure a rat trap big enough for this beastie has been built.

Any suggestions how I can get rid of it short of lying in wait with my shotgun?
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« Reply #1 on: 07/06/2007 16:27:02 »
Um...Rats that are huge. I don't know about Rats, but we get mice alot. IDK is it to big for a rat trap? Sorry I ain't sure.

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« Reply #2 on: 07/06/2007 16:35:55 »
poor baby bunny!!

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« Reply #3 on: 07/06/2007 16:42:52 »
I have lots of bunnies. 28 to be exact.  9 adult, 8 newborn, and the rest are almost a month old.

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« Reply #4 on: 07/06/2007 16:43:59 »
aw! how cute

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« Reply #5 on: 07/06/2007 16:44:53 »
Yeah I konw.

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« Reply #6 on: 07/06/2007 17:10:43 »
This thread is about the rat, not your faffing bunnies!  [>:(]
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« Reply #7 on: 07/06/2007 19:09:02 »
Try a humain trap that you have a soid bottom in set some bate inside and then wait for it to spring the trap door shut! It would have to be super tiny wire as the rat can shinny down to near nothing to get through very tiny places...

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« Reply #8 on: 07/06/2007 19:09:45 »
You don't want them coming from underside and pulling bate through the cage I have had them do that!~

We have some really huge wood rats here!

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