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Sat Feb 20, 2021, 10:26 AM

All pooches could take a lesson from this superior rodent hunter!




Leave it to the cats, buddy!

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Reply All pooches could take a lesson from this superior rodent hunter! (Original post)
True Dough Feb 2021 OP
In_The_Wind Feb 2021 #1
paleotn Feb 2021 #2
Nay Feb 2021 #3
MuseRider Feb 2021 #4
catbyte Feb 2021 #5
Hotler Feb 2021 #6
Midnight Writer Feb 2021 #7
csziggy Feb 2021 #13
DesertAuthor Feb 2021 #8
True Dough Feb 2021 #9
tblue37 Feb 2021 #10
True Dough Feb 2021 #11
UTUSN Feb 2021 #12

Response to True Dough (Original post)

Sat Feb 20, 2021, 10:28 AM

1. ...

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Sat Feb 20, 2021, 10:41 AM

2. A fox, he's not.

A couple of Winters ago, my wife spotted a shape moving around in our back field at dusk. I got out the binoculars and it was a fox, listening, sniffing, listening and then.....pounce! Dig, dig, dig, then munch, munch, munch. He or she got one. Notorious chicken thieves, but still one of my favorites.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Sat Feb 20, 2021, 10:42 AM

3. Mr Nay and I are laughing our asses off!

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Sat Feb 20, 2021, 10:45 AM

4. Cute!

I would so prefer that than the nasty, huge rat my barn cat dropped at my feet last night. Ewwwwww. Thankfully it was dead. Poor thing.

You gotta love a dog with that much commitment. Labs are special.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Sat Feb 20, 2021, 11:09 AM

5. Good boi gets an A for effort!

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Sat Feb 20, 2021, 11:17 AM

6. Ratters.....

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Response to Hotler (Reply #6)

Sat Feb 20, 2021, 03:16 PM

7. I had a rat terrier that was a ferocious hunter of rodents. Amazing.

I would be walking him in the park on a leash and he would suddenly pounce on a spot in the grass, then come up with a mouse in his jaws. I bet he killed hundreds of mice in his life, and he was pretty rough on the local rabbit population, too.

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Response to Hotler (Reply #6)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 05:05 PM

13. When we got this farm it had been a pig farm

The pig "huts" were just pieces of old tin propped up on sticks. By the time we got around to cleaning up the pig pens, the sticks had fallen down and the tin was just on the ground, perfect homes for rats.

The guys working for us invented the game "Bat the Rat" - they'd flip over a piece of tin and see how many rats they could whack before the rats found a new shelter. We had a part Labrador dog named Bud that took a few tries to learn the game. First time, he grabbed a rat and carried it away to finish off. Then he watched what the guys had been doing. About the third piece of tin, Bud had the idea - kill all the rats he could and deal with the remains later.

Although Bud was too big to be as quick as the dogs in the video, he got pretty good at finishing off the rates. By the time we started loading up pieces of tin to haul off, there were few rats left in that area. The survivors moved into the fields which were unpicked corn. I'd go out, start at the edges and mow the fields, spiraling into the middle. By the time I was down that last swath of corn stalks, the red tailed hawks were hovering overhead and would stoop on any rodents (rats and rabbits) that had sheltered in that last strip of shelter.

We no longer have the big cotton rats that were here. We still have mice but the barn cats keep them under control.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Sat Feb 20, 2021, 03:50 PM

8. Had the right idea...

The pooch had best intentions, but just needs a little more practice.

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Response to DesertAuthor (Reply #8)

Sat Feb 20, 2021, 06:21 PM

9. Welcome to the forum!

DesertAuthor? So, like, you write recipes and stuff?


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Response to True Dough (Reply #9)

Sat Feb 20, 2021, 06:54 PM

10. That would be DessertAuthor.

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #10)

Sat Feb 20, 2021, 07:12 PM

11. Yes, it would

You'll notice the in my post above!

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 01:40 AM

12. Bwah HAH!1 - ya got me, ya really got me!1

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