Monday, June 20, 2011

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

31May2011 mugshot

30May2011 mugshot

This pack rat has a bot fly (Cuterebra sp.) larvae on its chest between its front legs. See the tubular lump (warble) with a circular black scab breathing hole (warble pore).

29May2011 mugshot

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Pack Rat Summary

Captured pack rats since the opening of Lazy C Prison:

     2008 - 17 rats
     2009 - 10 rats
     2010 - 9 rats
     2011 - 1 rat and the count begins for a new year.

5-8-11 mugshot

 The first captured pack rat of the year. A young male.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Sunday, September 19, 2010

9-19-2010 mugshots

Last night I caught two pack rats. This morning Cazie & Fringe worked together to get one of the rats out of a cage and crunched it. Cazie is the bad influence; Fringe has never tried to bother them in the cages but Cazie has carried the cages off in the past only to let the rat get away.
Fringe and Cazie trying to figure out how to get the remaining rat after I hung the cage up.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

9-18-2010 mugshots

I went and picked up my second trap I loaned to Jim so last night I was able to catch two.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Thursday, September 16, 2010

First Pack Rats of 2010

I've had a long stretch of not seeing any pack rat evidence on my porch or patios until now. If I keep putting out traps I predict a run of getting a rat every night for about a week. The following are the first two prisoners of 2010.

Friday, September 11, 2009

9-11-09 mugshot

I almost took this rat to work. I forogt to drop him off in the wash and didn't realize it until I was on the interstate almost to work. He ended up being dropped off on the road to Mission San Xavier Del Bac.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

9-9-09 mugshot: a very special one

Today's pack rat is very special. His mugshot sign numbers are all nines for the the special date 9/9/9. The next time I will have a pack rat with the same single digit number in it's mugshot sign will be 1 January 2101 for 01.01, 1-1-01.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

9-8-09 mugshot

This one is a small male.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

9-6-09 mugshot

Another male. I'd rather be getting rid of the baby producing females.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

9-3-09 mugshot

Another male pack rat.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

9-2-09 mugshot

This fellow wreaked havoc in my garage. He was elusive to catch and was taunting me. I once heard him say "and I shall taunt you a second time-a you silly english kniggit". Before I caught him he chewed the rubber seal along the bottom edge of the garage door, started to chew the seal at the bottom of the door going from the garage into the house. I haven't parked in my garage this week because he chewed the wire in half leading to the safety sensor so the door won't shut automatically. I finally caught him using peanut butter (smooth not crunchy) on a club cracker.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Finicky eaters are we now?

Two nights trapping and no rats. Maybe they don't like crackers, time to use the tried and true popcorn or Cheetos as bait. (But if I buy Cheetos I'll be tempted to eat them and they are evil so popcorn it will be.)

Thursday, August 27, 2009

They're Back!

It's time to start trapping pack rats again. They're back and chewing my irrigation lines. I set out two traps tonight so maybe tomorrow we will have another mugshot or two.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

3-25-09 mugshot

This was a big male