Conflicted. Confounded. Confused.

UGH! This is always the worst. What do you do? Do you toss them in the canal? That’s cruel right? Do you just let them starve to death? That sounds even crueler. Do you call a pet store? These aren’t “domesticated” but what makes one so? My last option is to call the neighbors. Let them deal with it. I can’t handle this. If it was a perfect world I’d put them back and let momma go on. But I know just one rat makes thousands more. I have 9 new babies here. In a few months I’d be over run.

My cat? Useless. Just staring at them.

I found them in my shed. Where of course I store all grain.

This is just awful.

Any advice on what to do with them? Drop me a line.


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  1. Do you know anyone that keeps reptiles? Rat pinkies are a good source of nutrition for large lizards and snakes.
    You might even get a local egret or heron to take them.
    At least they will be part of the circle of life. And no, you don't have to watch.

  2. yes oh good idea.. i can handle the circle of life, wrap my head around that. cool. thanks!

  3. snake food for sure girl...and then get out there and set some traps so you don't have a repeat in another 21 days!

  4. jayedee... :) where you been woman! Glad to see you back in the blogosphere.


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