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Rats!
« on: February 07, 2018, 12:18:01 pm »
Damn bastards ate the rubber hydrolic hoses on my mini excavator... sprayed ~15 gallons of fluid  all over... what's worse I can not move it.  So now it is stuck, on a job site, holding up the project.   6 guys sitting on their hands waiting on $500 in lines and fluid...  hopefully we can get back up and running by noon.
I always break all the clay pigeons,  some times its even with lead.

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Rats!
« on: February 07, 2018, 12:18:01 pm »

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Re: Rats!
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2018, 01:08:15 pm »
When I saw the title of the thread, I thought it was going to be about liberal Democrats! I didn't know rats would eat rubber?
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« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2018, 01:14:31 pm »
If you find rat droppings on your garage floor, better get your vehicles hoses and wires checked...

Had a dog that chewed through an electric cord that was plugged in...he had a burn on his lip and if I moved any appliance with the cord dangling, he ran and hid from it..

Wonder if some kind of rat deterrent might be made from chew-able electric cords...if nothing else, you might feel better knowing they are getting a jolt.
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Re: Rats!
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2018, 01:16:50 pm »
When I saw the title of the thread, I thought it was going to be about liberal Democrats! I didn't know rats would eat rubber?
look on the bright side, I can shoot this kind of rat.
I always break all the clay pigeons,  some times its even with lead.

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« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2018, 02:14:55 pm »
I've heard of a lot of people having electrical wires chewed on by mice too. So far I've been lucky.
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« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2018, 02:31:49 pm »
look on the bright side, I can shoot this kind of rat.

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« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2018, 03:44:20 pm »
When I saw the title of the thread, I thought it was going to be about liberal Democrats! I didn't know rats would eat rubber?

Shoot, they'll gnaw up a wide variety of things without really eating it (squirrels will too).
A few months ago my mom had to have the low voltage thermostat wiring replaced for her HVAC unit because mice had chewed the wiring. The guy doing the repair said he'd just spent the last six weeks off and on combating rats at a local business for doing the same thing. He said a restaurant was built next door, and they put a trash dumpster out back, which draws rats. The rats started first chewing on the wiring, and after repairing it twice, they relocated the HVAC unit to an elevated platform. But, they did it again and then also chewed through the PVC drain lines. When it was all done with, they ended up running all the wiring and drain lines in galvanized pipe.
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Re: Rats!
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2018, 03:49:51 pm »
look on the bright side, I can shoot this kind of rat.

I like this idea...but name them first...like Pelosi or Hillary or Schumer or maybe even McCain?
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« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2018, 03:53:19 pm »
I had to........

"Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are ruined...The great object is that every man be armed. Everyone who is able might have a gun."~Patrick Henry

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« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2018, 06:59:57 pm »
All rodents have teeth that keep growing their whole lives. They have to chew on things to keep them worn down to a usable length. A long time ago I saw a picture that I can't recall if it was a squirrel or a rat, but it was sick. Because it couldn't eat and gnaw on things enough, the lower front teeth grew out through the top of its face.
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