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There is a monster rat outside my door. He's been hanging out by my door for the last 4 hours. Poor little fella looks like he's freezing to death. When I first noticed him coming home from work, he seemed to have more energy. I'm not sure if he's domesticated...we don't have a rat problem, so he could be someone's pet. I tossed him some pizza crust but apparently staying warm was on the top of his to-do list, because he's just staying cuddled in a corner now, and is almost lifeless. Poor little bastard...SHOULD I TAKE HIM IN?? What would YOU do??
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yo, he's a rat! not that i'm some masochistic bastard but rats will always find a way to survive...the more you feed him the more he will become reliant on you...and rats breed like rabbits so if you take him in, who knows when you'll have a few dozen Bens? also, you don't even know if he's sick, he could be rabid or carry some other form of disease...rats aren't domesticated and are still considered wild animals, i say get him tripping on some Strict 9 rat poison...at least he'll die like Jerry Garcia
I just checked on the little guy...poor thing is laying on it's side...lifeless. Must have frozen to death. I checked only two hours ago and he was scratching at my door...desperately clinging to life. Moment of silence please.
Thank you. Please remember him for what he was, a soldier.
Yeah, old thread, but... could this "monster rat" possibly have been a young opossum? They're often mistaken for rats. And the behavior this animal was exhibiting was completely unnatural for either species; it was probably too far gone to help anyway.
If its any consolation, death by freezing is supposedly pretty painless...
__________________ "I don't know much about asphyxiation. I'm a boob man, myself." -- N.M.O.
RATS R RATS, rats are pest and are one of the best at surviving, they can breed 3months after there born , so i dont think it was a rat but if it was oh well sure it wasnt a newborn dog did it have a REALLY LONG TAIL for that size it should
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Rats can be a pain. One night a rat got in the engine area of my friend's car. She heard her dogs barking at night but did not pay much attention to it. The next morning she found out, to her horror, that the dogs were actually trying to get the rat, and the bonnet and fenders were in a pretty bad shape, all scratched up and dented. As it was a company car, she had some serious explaining to do. But I'm sure her workmates still think that She's been up to some naughtiness on the bonnet.
Each year, rats destroy approximately 20% of all the agricultural products in the world. They carry more than 30 diseases harmful to humans, such as typhus, the plague, rat-bite fever, Weil's disease, Chagas' disease, rickettsial pox, tuleremia, Lassa fever, lymphocytic choriomeningitis, and rabies. No other mammal surpasses the rat except man himself in the level of death, destruction, and economic devastation that he causes.
Part of what makes rats so awful and yet amazing is their tremendous survival instincts and physical abilities. Consider these chilling facts:
Rats can swim one-half mile in open water and can tread water for up to three days.
Rats can travel through sewer pipes and dive through water plumbing traps
Rats can climb brick walls, trees, and telephone poles, and walk across telephone lines.
Rats can fall from a height of 50 feet without getting hurt.
Rats can jump three feet in the air from a flat surface and leap four feet horizontally.
Rats can scamper through openings as small as a quarter: If a rat can get her head through, she's in.
Rats can detect poison mixed with food in as little as two parts per million.
Rats can chew through lead, cinder block, and aluminum sheeting -- rats' teeth grow about four inches a year, and they have to gnaw on things to keep their teeth from pushing through their skulls.
Last edited by Speed-ER doc; 02-07-2004 at 01:56 AM.
Klegg I thought you said you had found that missing rat from your early prototype to the KleggSpeed Stage I mod. If you still have that rat anywhere near your home I suggest that you get rid of it now. I am not trying to alarm anyone but if you have alergic reactions to radiation you should get it away from your house immediately. Klegg started out by experimenting with different motivation sources and discovered that cattle prods work best but before the cattle prod... Well let's just say it didn't work too well...
Originally posted by 93rdcurrent Klegg I thought you said you had found that missing rat from your early prototype to the KleggSpeed Stage I mod. If you still have that rat anywhere near your home I suggest that you get rid of it now. I am not trying to alarm anyone but if you have alergic reactions to radiation you should get it away from your house immediately. Klegg started out by experimenting with different motivation sources and discovered that cattle prods work best but before the cattle prod... Well let's just say it didn't work too well...
Yes, we tried several diffrent ways of "persuasion "..including bombardment with high dosages of gamma radiation, shot through a prototype partice accelerater....one did get out...for GODS sake man, cover your groin with lead foil...