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Status update. Old fashioned traps 2. Rodents 0.

Round 2 commenced.
I have laid aside business, and gone a'fishing.

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Chocolate works well in an old spring trap. I did learn, by trial and error, that you had to attach the chocolate to the prongs with a bit of fine fuse wire as the little critters had a cany knack of stealing the bait without setting off the trap.

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Hovis wrote: Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:24 pm Status update. Old fashioned traps 2. Rodents 0.

Round 2 commenced.
Another tip, move the trap sites as they learn to avoid them and maybe secure the trap, my mate set 5 in his loft but only recovered 3.

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Good advice gents. Chocolate buttons had always been the bait of choice her. I move the traps around too, normally setting them against the wall or other large object.
I have laid aside business, and gone a'fishing.

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We used Peanut butter... worked well
Just one more cast love, and I'll be on me way home

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Dave Burr wrote: Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:42 pm
Lea Dweller wrote: Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:29 pm
Dave Burr wrote: Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:06 am Last year I bought two chairs, one lightweight and an expensive session chair. I have yet to use the big one and, I doubt I ever shall. This is what those pesky mice did .....

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Looks like a write off. It'll teach me to keep the poison box topped up
Are you sure that mice did that Dave? :Hahaha:
Why, do you think my bum has teeth? :Chuckle:
If it has, you must fidget a lot! :tea:
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Aitch wrote: Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:32 pm We used Peanut butter... worked well
This worked for me as well.
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Fredline wrote: Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:17 pm
Aitch wrote: Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:32 pm We used Peanut butter... worked well
This worked for me as well.
Works well for me as well! So does raw carrot! As does a lump of vintage cheddar!
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This one regularly brings in little presents for me. So I'm in the kitchen one day he comes in drops a vole at my feet which instantly runs under the washing machine and I spend the next half hour trying to catch it!

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This one regularly brings in little presents for me. So I'm in the kitchen one day he comes in drops a vole at my feet which instantly runs under the washing machine and I spend the next half hour trying to catch it!

Like most cats he sleeps a lot through the day but is active early morning and evening which inspired me to write this -

"My crepuscular cat lies asleep on the mat and he stays there most of the day
But at dusk and at dawn with a stretch and a yawn he goes outside to hunt and to play."

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