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

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

3-24-09 mugshot

This one is a small young rat.

Monday, March 23, 2009

3-23-2009 mugshots

The weather has warmed up and the pack rats are back. The 2009 prison season starts off with two in one night.

Monday, January 5, 2009

New Year's Pack Rat Reprieve

Although I could easily get at least one rat in my traps I am not putting them out at night because it is too cold and they would die of exposure. I live trap and then drive them down the road to go live either in the desert or at the house of someone else - the choice is theirs once I release them.

(This is just some random image of a rat looking for a new home)