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#5985475 - 10/20/15 09:51 AM Rats at Your Feeder?
OffCoor1 Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 09/12/13
Posts: 324
Loc: Archer County
Anyone else experiencing this?? I have 2 buddies that are being bombarded by big ol' rats - cleaning up their corn. These 2 feeders are about 100 miles apart, as a crow flies.

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#5985487 - 10/20/15 09:57 AM Re: Rats at Your Feeder? [Re: OffCoor1]
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Registered: 07/27/10
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Got some big suckers under ours. I can hear them scurry through the prickly pears all day. There are 6 and maybe 7 in this picture.



It's going to keep the rattlesnakes full.
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#5985502 - 10/20/15 10:09 AM Re: Rats at Your Feeder? [Re: OffCoor1]
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Yes I have.
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#5985510 - 10/20/15 10:12 AM Re: Rats at Your Feeder? [Re: OffCoor1]
Navasot Offline
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Registered: 09/22/11
Posts: 27600
Loc: Normangee/Navasota TX
I always here them eating at the corn feeder before I can see them.. big giant woodrats too
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#5985517 - 10/20/15 10:19 AM Re: Rats at Your Feeder? [Re: OffCoor1]
cabosandinh Offline
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Registered: 08/12/13
Posts: 1478
Loc: Dallas, TX
foxes at my place keep those guys to a min.

I only know of them around cabin,,, never any under feeders (as they probably get eaten )

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#5985560 - 10/20/15 10:38 AM Re: Rats at Your Feeder? [Re: OffCoor1]
tShawnB Offline
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Registered: 09/19/12
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Loc: Forney
Coyotes, hawks and owls keep our rat population pretty small. Never been a real issue for me.
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#5985760 - 10/20/15 01:01 PM Re: Rats at Your Feeder? [Re: OffCoor1]
DUKFVR Offline
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Registered: 11/02/09
Posts: 215
We have them thick. 1st time we have seen them like this.

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#5985783 - 10/20/15 01:11 PM Re: Rats at Your Feeder? [Re: OffCoor1]
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Registered: 11/01/12
Posts: 8497
Loc: Lubbock, TX
Not that big, but I've seen tons scurrying across Hwy 84 driving from Lubbock to Goldthwaite and back this summer/fall. Bumper crop!
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#5985791 - 10/20/15 01:17 PM Re: Rats at Your Feeder? [Re: OffCoor1]
Big_Ag Offline
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Registered: 12/23/12
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Loc: Denton or Knox County
Exterminator said all the rains this Spring caused the rodent population to explode. I am seeing the same thing with rats at the feeders like never before. I use tamper proof bait stations with Contrac Blox at the cabin and barn to keep them at bay and am having to re-fill them every couple of weeks.

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#5985891 - 10/20/15 02:39 PM Re: Rats at Your Feeder? [Re: OffCoor1]
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Kangaroo Rats = Rattlesnakes = Poop my Pants roflmao
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#5985895 - 10/20/15 02:41 PM Re: Rats at Your Feeder? [Re: OffCoor1]
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Better than the freaking rabbits we have around our place. I counted 12 of them in the feed pen in another picture.


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#5985923 - 10/20/15 03:00 PM Re: Rats at Your Feeder? [Re: OffCoor1]
blackcoal Offline
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Registered: 01/19/12
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Loc: 60 Mi North of DFW
"Rent a Coyote" is the place to call.
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#5985927 - 10/20/15 03:03 PM Re: Rats at Your Feeder? [Re: OffCoor1]
Texan Til I Die Offline
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Registered: 08/18/09
Posts: 2053
Loc: Central Texas
Saw an owl swoop down and snatch one up early one morning. I had no idea one little rat could make so much noise. Sounded like someone sawing off a dog's leg with a dull saw.
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#5986027 - 10/20/15 04:10 PM Re: Rats at Your Feeder? [Re: OffCoor1]
MoBettaHuntR Offline
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Registered: 10/29/14
Posts: 686
Loc: West is the best...
You could put down those sticky peanut butter scented pads might get a few deer with them stuck to their noses and feet though.
I would setup some old rat traps and see how you do just around the feeder. Be careful bubonic plague is still carried in western rats and prairie dogs.
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#5986047 - 10/20/15 04:27 PM Re: Rats at Your Feeder? [Re: OffCoor1]
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Our local population of owls and hawks seems to keep them in check.
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