Thursday, October 27, 2011

Wanna See a Bushy-Tailed Woodrat?

This is a bushy-tailed woodrat, minus half his tail. We found that a few days ago, stuck to a glue trap in the cellar (he'd chewed off his own tail to escape).

And this is what he's been doing to the fruit in my cellar:

You can read more about my vermin dilemma on my post on the Simple Green Frugal Co-op blog.


Funder said...

How big is he? I have a mystery creature living in a hole under my horse's run-in. It's not carnivorous (chickens and eggs are ok) and I've never seen it. The hole is maybe 6" wide.

Anyway, hope he has a happy short-tailed life in the mountains - or dies a quick and painless death, whatever you decide to do.

Annodear said...

What a little brat! Just taking a bite out of each one like that. So what did you do with him? Or do I have to go over to your other post to hear.... *the rest of the story*?? lol

Marrissa said...

My almost-2 year old does that to our fruit! :)

Sadge said...

Lol, Annodear and Marrissa. Funder: Maybe. I added a link to more information about woodrats. Since they're nocturnal, it's not something you'd be likely to see out in your yard.