Tuesday, June 17, 2008

6-17-08 mugshot

I've reached pack rat #10 since I started taking pictures.

Monday, June 16, 2008

6-16-08 mugshot

While transferring to a bucket (easier for the drive by drop off) the rat got out before I put the lid on completely. It ran into the laundry room door so Fringe (the dog) and I went after it. Fringe would grab it in her mouth several times but kept dropping it until I finally got the bucket over it. I guess Fringe is not a very good rat dog. The rat was released having the end of it's tail sheath pulled off (a defensive mechanism for pack rats to escape).

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

6-10-08 mugshot

I think I have captured the healthy pack rats and now the unhealthy weaklings are moving in to take their place. This one has a lump that looks like it may have taken out its right eye. This may also be a bot fly larvae.

Monday, June 9, 2008

6-9-08 mugshot

This pack rat had an enlarged scabbed over swelling on its neck. It looks like the home for a bot fly larvae but the larvae is not sticking out and the black area looks more like a scab.

Thursday, June 5, 2008