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The Annual Rat

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Rummer
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The oddest thing keeps happening in our garden. Every year around this time we wake to find a giant dead rat in the middle of our lawn. Only ever one rat a year and left in the exact same place :eek:.

A very macabre way to know that spring is here.
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  • yumyums
    yumyums Posts: 686 Forumite
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    That is freaky...
  • stumpycat
    stumpycat Posts: 597 Forumite
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    How spooky - I suppose it makes a change from waiting for swallows/cuckoos etc... :rotfl:

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  • Rummer
    Rummer Posts: 6,550 Forumite
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    Fabulous graphic!

    I just don't get it at all, it really does happen every year as does the annual fight as to who has to put it in the bin ;)
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  • ukbill69
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    Maybe its someone playing a trick on you. Funny if it was, if not id set up a cam on the spot.
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  • cootambear
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    cats are strange, they do things in their own style. my neighbours normally suffucates, but with one rat as a big as a small rabbit, he tore out the backbone to kill the fcker
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  • Poosmate
    Poosmate Posts: 3,126 Forumite
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    ukbill69 wrote: »
    Maybe its someone playing a trick on you. Funny if it was, if not id set up a cam on the spot.


    I don't think it's a very funny prank to play on someone! I'd be like... :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek: then :mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:

    I don't like rats dead or alive!!!

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  • Rummer
    Rummer Posts: 6,550 Forumite
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    Definitely not our cats as they like to bring our gifts indoors :eek:
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  • Lotus-eater
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    I would say definitely a cat, mine catches 1 or 2 rats a year, usually at this time for some reason. Last time they were left under my motorbike in the garage and I almost trod on the three! halves of rats in sandalled feet. Ugh.
    I never did find out where the other half went. At least yours is in one piece.
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  • hollydays
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    I would say definitely a cat, mine catches 1 or 2 rats a year, usually at this time for some reason. Last time they were left under my motorbike in the garage and I almost trod on the three! halves of rats in sandalled feet. Ugh.
    I never did find out where the other half went. At least yours is in one piece.

    If ever I found rats wearing sandles,I'd run..:eek:
  • squeaky
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    It's probably the previous owner of the house...

    ..the missus marking the spot where she buried her dead [STRIKE]rat[/STRIKE] husband.
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