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    • Supernova
    • By Supernova 9th Oct 07, 10:56 PM
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    Dead rat in my butt
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    • 9th Oct 07, 10:56 PM
    Dead rat in my butt 9th Oct 07 at 10:56 PM
    ...my water butt at the end of my garden.

    Smells quite a bit and probably been there a while.

    How do I dispose of this thing properly? I'm in NW London.
    Last edited by Supernova; 09-10-2007 at 11:38 PM.
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    • Poppycat
    • By Poppycat 10th Oct 07, 12:10 AM
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    • 10th Oct 07, 12:10 AM
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    • 10th Oct 07, 12:10 AM
    I would bag it up and bin it. Either get a big plastic bag scoop it up and turn it inside out and seal or get something to scoop it up and then bag and bin it

    • eyelinerprincess
    • By eyelinerprincess 10th Oct 07, 1:41 AM
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    • 10th Oct 07, 1:41 AM
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    • 10th Oct 07, 1:41 AM
    No real advice but this has to be the post title of the month...
    "Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, But beautiful old people are works of art."
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    • Debt_Free_Chick
    • By Debt_Free_Chick 10th Oct 07, 4:21 AM
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    • 10th Oct 07, 4:21 AM
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    • 10th Oct 07, 4:21 AM
    No real advice but this has to be the post title of the month...
    Originally posted by eyelinerprincess
    Wait until some wag finds a way of linking it to the title of this other thread

  • ailuro2
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    • 10th Oct 07, 7:32 AM
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    • 10th Oct 07, 7:32 AM
    Wait until some wag finds a way of linking it to the title of this other thread

    Originally posted by Debt_Free_Chick
    haha- that's what I thought too!!
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    • Supernova
    • By Supernova 10th Oct 07, 9:27 AM
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    • 10th Oct 07, 9:27 AM
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    • 10th Oct 07, 9:27 AM
    Blimey!

    I was slightly worried about the water contamination and various diseases associated with rats. Should I be?

    Thanks
    • musemad
    • By musemad 10th Oct 07, 9:54 AM
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    • 10th Oct 07, 9:54 AM
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    • 10th Oct 07, 9:54 AM
    Dead rat in my butt
    Well that is a title and a half - it will have everyone looking !
  • ailuro2
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    • 10th Oct 07, 9:55 AM
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    • 10th Oct 07, 9:55 AM
    contact environmental health dept and ask them. They should be listed in your local council's web page.
    Member of the first Mortgage Free in 3 challenge, no.19
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    • 10th Oct 07, 10:02 AM
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    • 10th Oct 07, 10:02 AM
    Dead rat in my butt

    Well that is a title and a half - it will have everyone looking !
    Originally posted by musemad
    This got my attention...... Thank you this has made me smile out loud!
    • musemad
    • By musemad 10th Oct 07, 10:09 AM
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    seriously though I think you should contact the council they will give free advice on what to do and maybe identify if you have a serious pest problem
  • Lotus-eater
    Blimey!

    I was slightly worried about the water contamination and various diseases associated with rats. Should I be?

    Thanks
    Originally posted by Supernova
    In all seriousness.... yes

    Be very careful around rats. Ask the council as recommended above and I wouldn't advise using the water in the butt
    • susieb
    • By susieb 10th Oct 07, 10:57 AM
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    We had a dead pigeon in ours last weekend, hubby bagged it up and put in normal bin, we then drained all the water out , and the rain yesterday has refilled it, so I'm sure it will be okay to use this water
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    • Rikki
    • By Rikki 10th Oct 07, 11:00 AM
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    seriously though I think you should contact the council they will give free advice on what to do and maybe identify if you have a serious pest problem
    Originally posted by musemad
    Ditto.

    Rats do carry disease. You will need to empty the water butt and maybe clean it with something before allowing it to refill.

    Contact the council for their advice.
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  • dianadors
    Really sorry, but my instant response would be..........

    No wonder your f*rt's smell.

    Bumbum
    • musemad
    • By musemad 10th Oct 07, 11:32 AM
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    We had a dead pigeon in ours last weekend, hubby bagged it up and put in normal bin, we then drained all the water out , and the rain yesterday has refilled it, so I'm sure it will be okay to use this water
    Originally posted by susieb
    Personally i would disinfectant it first after it had been emptied.
    But it is not as though it is for human consumption anyway so you should not worry too much
    • Supernova
    • By Supernova 17th Oct 07, 12:18 AM
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    OK, removed the rat from my butt and drained out all the water.

    Huge it was - now bagged and binned.

    The council want to come round and put down poison, but isn't that rather dangerous for other animals particularly cats?

    Thinking of getting myself a cat anyway.

    Cheers
    • Mark7799
    • By Mark7799 17th Oct 07, 8:51 AM
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    Dead rat in my butt

    Well that is a title and a half - it will have everyone looking !
    Originally posted by musemad
    I did

    Perhaps we can get this for post title of the month?
    Gwlad heb iaith, gwlad heb galon
  • Iom-rf
    I doubt you actually need poison down, after all this was outside at the end of your garden, not in the house!
  • Lotus-eater
    OK, removed the rat from my butt and drained out all the water.

    Huge it was - now bagged and binned.

    The council want to come round and put down poison, but isn't that rather dangerous for other animals particularly cats?

    Thinking of getting myself a cat anyway.

    Cheers
    Originally posted by Supernova
    It won't be dangerous for other animals, as the bait will be put in rodent sized only traps, or pushed down the rat holes he may find.

    A cat won't keep rats away, it might help a bit, but it can't be everywhere at once, ten cats might I suppose

    Any rough overgrown bits in your garden, clear up and look for rat holes.

    And I would say to the last poster, yes it does matter, rats carry disease and constantly wee everywhere, you want your kids to be playing on the grass a rat has played on the night before? Or yourself to be digging in the ground where a rat defecates all the time?

    Oh and any food that might be being left out overnight, clean it up, anything that a rat might eat.... which is pretty much anything.
    Last edited by Lotus-eater; 17-10-2007 at 10:41 AM.
    • Supernova
    • By Supernova 17th Oct 07, 12:13 PM
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    Thanks all.

    Yes the garden is intentionally wild, maybe too much so, it seems!

    Cheers
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