beware the Rats...... or squirrels?

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A couple of weeks back I had a job to repair some damaged cable on lighting circuit cuz power tripping off...

I couldn't get there till the following week.....

customer was sure there was rodents? squirrels or rats in the loft above a single story ikutcjemn....

They had the "rat-man" in before i got trhere...

poked me head in the loft saw this...

http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll306/SPECIALLOCATION/rattraps.jpg

oohh don't want to go poking me fingers in them thank you very much!!

The poo what I saw... looked like rat poo to me! :(

this is one of the bits of cable I found

http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll306/SPECIALLOCATION/evidence.jpg

customer had sprayed some foam filler stuff to bung up a hole in the ceiling..

RCD had been tripping!

This is a property in the country.. called a "cottage" but some of the fuse boxes are these (existing |i didn't fit them!)

http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll306/SPECIALLOCATION/boxes.jpg

plus there is an 8-way CU in the garage!

 

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Definitely Rats, also they love expanda-foam, it's like honey on toast to them.

Those traps look a bit overkill though.

 

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I love em, well the fancy variety anyways.

I have seen the Rat I would like to get next Patch.

Emins pouched or Gambian pouched rat. Have you seen or heard of these?

 
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I love em, well the fancy variety anyways.I have seen the Rat I would like to get next Patch.

Emins pouched or Gambian pouched rat. Have you seen or heard of these?
I am familar with them. I'm afraid they make my skin crawl. Having spent much time on farms and with horses I can't imagine them as anything other than vermin.

Really we are talking of 2 completly different creatures.

I understand they make great pets. Who'd have a hamster? Sleeps all day squeeks in a wheel all night. My vote goes for guinea pig, but many vets I know recomend rats as pets.

But I'm not a fan, for the reasons satated above

 

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I understand that completely, do a google search for emins pouched rat & look for the toilet trained one, it really is something, they look as big as a cat to me.

I need to find supplier/breeder here in the uk.

 

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I am familar with them. I'm afraid they make my skin crawl. Having spent much time on farms and with horses I can't imagine them as anything other than vermin.Really we are talking of 2 completly different creatures.

I understand they make great pets. Who'd have a hamster? Sleeps all day squeeks in a wheel all night. My vote goes for guinea pig, but many vets I know recomend rats as pets.

But I'm not a fan, for the reasons satated above
We have!!!

 
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