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Old 23rd Jul 2020, 14:19
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I was going to say least he can hand fly but I suppose he just loaded the route in.
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Old 23rd Jul 2020, 14:36
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I was going to say least he can hand fly but I suppose he just loaded the route in.
'He' is a girl !!
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Old 23rd Jul 2020, 14:47
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I obviously use ' he' in a non- gender specific mode 🌝.
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Old 23rd Jul 2020, 16:31
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Feeling rather guilty, left a baited rat cage in the garden several days ago, forgot about it and found a corpse this morning. Mind you, the effect of rat poison doesn't sound at all kind...
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Old 23rd Jul 2020, 16:55
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Feeling rather guilty, left a baited rat cage in the garden several days ago, forgot about it and found a corpse this morning. Mind you, the effect of rat poison doesn't sound at all kind...
treadie, what species was the corpse?
We had a mice infestation in an office, poison was used. Poor critters would wander around in their death throes. Some of our product came in small boxes with polythene bags. I'd pop them into the bag and box, take it outside and with a hammer....
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Old 23rd Jul 2020, 17:27
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Oh, it was a rat... I caught a small one a couple of weeks ago and re-homed it on Network Rail property.
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Old 23rd Jul 2020, 21:34
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If you want to buy bait in reasonable quantities, is 25kg, you now need to be accredited which means paying £60 and taking an online exam. Of course you can refer to the notes so it really is like paying for a degree from Beverly Hills university where credit is given for your years in the 'university of life'.
However, you do have to promise regular inspection of baiting stations and keeping a log. If you can be fined more than £1000 for inhumanely killing a grey squirrel reckon you are looking at time for disrespecting a rat.
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Old 23rd Jul 2020, 21:59
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Should just mention that the bait I used was cheese and intended to release anything I caught - sadly I simply forgot...

One neighbour has the Ratman calling every three weeks, t'other neighbour is using the rodent version of Old Sparky - I think it's her chickens that have suddenly made our little enclave so desirable amongst discerning members of the rattus norvegicus population.
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Old 24th Jul 2020, 06:33
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Work beckons. It's certainly busy now.
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Old 24th Jul 2020, 06:45
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Originally Posted by treadigraph View Post
Should just mention that the bait I used was cheese and intended to release anything I caught - sadly I simply forgot...

One neighbour has the Ratman calling every three weeks, t'other neighbour is using the rodent version of Old Sparky - I think it's her chickens that have suddenly made our little enclave so desirable amongst discerning members of the rattus norvegicus population.
You 'intended' to release any thing you caught? Well why catch it then, unless perhaps to introduce dairy into their diet? The jury won't spend long deliberating​​ this. Send him down. Crime Against Rodents: we demand to be heard!
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Old 24th Jul 2020, 08:39
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You 'intended' to release any thing you caught? Well why catch it then, unless perhaps to introduce dairy into their diet? The jury won't spend long deliberating​​ this. Send him down. Crime Against Rodents: we demand to be heard!
It's the Tower for me...

Perhaps these posts should be moved to a new thread "ridding your garden of rats"...
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Old 24th Jul 2020, 09:05
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First remove any neighbours who keep chickens, that's the proximate cause. We used to, hence the Slaymore habit. Wife doesn't even like eggs.

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Old 24th Jul 2020, 12:06
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An idiot serial activist has convinced the owners of COON Cheese that their name is racist, even though it is the name of the dude who created it. Insane.

What will happen to Jeff Koons, will all his artwork be tossed on the Indignancy Tip? Dean Koontz? The towns of Coonabarabran and Coonamble? Burn them down?

God put people into slavery in the first 10 pages of the bible, what will happen there?

I will hoard any remaining COON packets, their value will increase exponentially, I am sure.
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Old 24th Jul 2020, 12:18
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Steve Coonts as well, his "The Cannibal Queen" is one of my favorite books. Is applying the sobriquet "cannibal" to his aeroplane some kind of cultural appropriation?

Caroline Coon the feminist artist?
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Old 24th Jul 2020, 13:54
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'The surname Coon was first found in Ayrshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire.
About the year 1050, it is said that Warnebald Cunningham saved King Malcolm Canmore by hiding him in the barn and covering him with hay concealing him from his pursuer the Pretender King, MacBeth. The grateful King Malcolm later bestowed on Warnebald the lands of Cunningham and the motto "Over Fork Over." '

The name predates the current silliness and the insult by a fair distance.
Gotta love the family motto.
Fine bacon in Ayrshire.
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Old 24th Jul 2020, 14:41
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Originally Posted by treadigraph View Post
It's the Tower for me...

Perhaps these posts should be moved to a new thread "ridding your garden of rats"...


Tready,

A good huntsman always eats everything he kills.

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Old 24th Jul 2020, 14:48
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I'm certainly not eating the mozzie I swatted this morning!
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Old 24th Jul 2020, 17:33
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Very disappointing.
Samma kammanta Right conduct or Right Action involves abstaining from hurtful behaviors, such as killing
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Old 24th Jul 2020, 21:31
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Crunchy peanut butter is quite a useful bait for rats and mice as is lumps of a decent chocolate bar. I exclude from that category the purple-wrapped brand what was taken over by furriners and production transferred to places away from this sceptred isle.
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Old 25th Jul 2020, 02:03
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Talking about changing names because of slavery issues how about this then?

https://www.kltv.com/2020/07/23/rep-gohmert-calls-congress-ban-democrats-due-past-position-slavery/

Also


The birth of Coca-Cola begins in the late 19th century with a man named Dr. John Stith Pemberton, a slave owner
who worked in medicine and fought as a Confederate soldier in the American Civil War.
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