Mouse or rat

Discussion in 'Just Talk' started by Jay459, Jan 15, 2018.

  1. Jay459

    Jay459 Member

    Seems to have got access through my garage roller door and into the other partition of my detached garage.

    I leave roller door open quite a bit which i won't be doing in future plus all the copper pipes are going through ceiling giving plenty of access that will be blocking up....

    But seems to be gappy under roller door even when closed, any way to combat this....

    I think it is a mouse as its small but looks like a rats tail...

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  2. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

    That looks like a mouse, definitely a dead one.



    Last edited: Jan 15, 2018
  3. ramseyman

    ramseyman Active Member

    Looks like a fieldmouse to me
  4. christhomas1966

    christhomas1966 New Member

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    Not the best photo, as I am at full zoom on iPhone but can someone tell me if I have a large mouse or small rat in my garden.
    It normally eats the bird seed that has fallen down from the bird feeder.
    It watched us from the undergrowth (see picture) when we chased it away - midday.
    No droppings around. Going by ear size, it seems like a rat?

  5. Dam0n

    Dam0n Active Member

    Looks like a staffy to me :D
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  6. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    Yes exactly.
    This ones a Rat
  7. retiredsparks

    retiredsparks Well-Known Member

  8. christhomas1966

    christhomas1966 New Member

    Many thanks for your swift reply.

    The bait box has been put out!
  9. Bob Rathbone

    Bob Rathbone Well-Known Member

    Look at the size of the droppings, mice are the size of rice grains, rats are much bigger, about 8 to 10mm long and 6mm dia, not that I have used the Vernier to measure them:)
    Rats also urinate constantly, you cannot fail to notice the smell.
  10. christhomas1966

    christhomas1966 New Member

    No droppings about. Apparently rats do their droppings in one place - hidden away. Whereas mice **** all over the place.
  11. facilities

    facilities Guest

    & squirrel droppings taste of Hazel nuts
  12. facilities

    facilities Guest

    A couple of weeks ago there was a thread about the best mice bait &traps, I’ll tell Yer again, can’t beat a ball bearing mouse trap, better known as a Tom cat :)
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  13. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

    Works brilliantly.:)
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  14. christhomas1966

    christhomas1966 New Member

    Photo update!

    We cut back the undergrowth now he seems to be getting tamer! I was able to walk up to about 6ft way from him and take these pics!
    The baitbox which is less than a foot away from him is having no effect!
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  15. facilities

    facilities Guest

    Aww he looks cute
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  16. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

    Brown rats are very bold,that is only a tiddler,wait until you meet a 11" -12" rat,thats without a tail.:eek:
  17. christhomas1966

    christhomas1966 New Member

    Yes we've christened him SPG
  18. Pollowick

    Pollowick Well-Known Member

    Neighbours chicken run was getting them at that size until I slowly picked them off. Managed to shoot three in under 30 seconds one day and the neighbour standing 20metre away did not know until I called him to remove the bodies for burning. And if there is one, there will be another somewhere and soon after another ten ...
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  19. ramseyman

    ramseyman Active Member

    Which reminds me that rabbit catchers always made sure they missed two .....
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  20. retiredsparks

    retiredsparks Well-Known Member

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