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WIPO by anonimouse (2.00 / 0) #1 Sat Sep 22, 2012 at 02:01:24 PM EST

Pigeon cleanup crew...

Girls come and go but a mortgage is for 25 years -- JtL
Killing animals by ucblockhead (2.00 / 0) #2 Sat Sep 22, 2012 at 07:31:11 PM EST
I've killed many rats and mice.  The worst was one that got its tail caught in a rat trap and then dragged it through an airconditioning line, tangling its tail around the lines.  I had to kill it without damaging the lines.  It sadly took many attempts.  I had little choice but to use a bludgeoning instrument.

Another time we had a mouse loose in the house, running for the way out.  I took it out with a thick book on instinct.

I also caught one with a glue trap.  I will never ever use one of those again because they don't kill, but you can't let them go.  I also had to give that one a whack.
[ucblockhead is] useless and subhuman

Glue traps are really evil by BadDoggie (2.00 / 0) #3 Sat Sep 22, 2012 at 08:18:42 PM EST
It's been more than 20 years and I'd still never use one again.


Jesus Christ you're a tool -- Dr Thrustgood

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Supposed, all you need is a bucket with veggie oil by lm (2.00 / 0) #4 Sun Sep 23, 2012 at 07:18:21 AM EST

But I'm a fan of the old fashioned kill traps. Mice in my house is one animal that I've never felt guilty about killing.

There is no more degenerate kind of state than that in which the richest are supposed to be the best.
Cicero, The Republic
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I want 'em out or dead by BadDoggie (2.00 / 0) #5 Sun Sep 23, 2012 at 11:06:32 AM EST
But I can't condone forced suffering. I had a real problem mouse in NYC; a pair had feasted on the rodenticide but only one had the courtesy to not just die but do so where its corpse could be reached and disposed of rather than slowly decompose behind a wall.

The other one, no. Fucker ate out cables (remember this was in 1998-ish and I had a dozen desktops running concurrently) and had an uncanny ability to eat anything and everything expensive.

Peanut butter.

Bastard died next to the trap. The bar whacked his head but he managed to jump away from it anyway. The whack plus the highly effective anticoagulant spelled the for the unwanted guest. Clean-up was messy and smelly because mice, too, have a lot more blood inside them than you think.


Jesus Christ you're a tool -- Dr Thrustgood

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kill traps by barooo (2.00 / 0) #6 Mon Sep 24, 2012 at 10:15:13 AM EST
are the way to go.  Everything else except maybe a box trap for catch-and-release.

The worst I remember was one poor little bastard that had the trap come down on the tip of his nose.  I presume he suffocated.  He did not look like he had a good exit.

There were also a few that got legs or tails caught in the traps that had to be dipatched with a stomp, or occasionally when I thought I was doing the cats a favor, to be let go in the vicinity of a cat.

Somehow the mousetraps became my job around 5th grade or so.    I do know the best way to set one: you put a cotton ball on the trigger and make sure it's crimped on with a pair of pliers, then you rub peanut butter into the cotton.

man, i need a beefy taco now.
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