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#6631522 - 01/13/17 07:16 PM What is this animal?
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I caught this in my hunting trailer. It's bigger than a mouse or rat but had a face like a mouse.

What is it and how do I keep more of of my trailer?

Thanks.
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#6631524 - 01/13/17 07:17 PM Re: What is this animal? [Re: donswin]
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packrat
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#6631592 - 01/13/17 07:59 PM Re: What is this animal? [Re: donswin]
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some call them cactus rats
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#6631613 - 01/13/17 08:10 PM Re: What is this animal? [Re: donswin]
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All food out of the trailer when you leave. Poison inside. Throw a box of mothballs under it. Close up any openings underneath with the expanding foam.
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#6631811 - 01/13/17 10:45 PM Re: What is this animal? [Re: donswin]
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#6632056 - 01/14/17 09:53 AM Re: What is this animal? [Re: donswin]
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Thanks. Home Depot better I come .
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#6632075 - 01/14/17 10:06 AM Re: What is this animal? [Re: donswin]
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Southern Wood Rat....some call them Pack Rats.

Ditto on What Creek Runner Said.
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#6632446 - 01/14/17 03:44 PM Re: What is this animal? [Re: donswin]
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Packrats, at least that means there are no snakes in there...

Find their den, you will find small things that have come out missing... SD Cards, stuff like that
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#6632541 - 01/14/17 04:43 PM Re: What is this animal? [Re: donswin]
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I killed one of those in my trailer. I thought it was a rat but the tail was short. I know that it has somehow has taken two large sticky traps and one mouse trap somewhere in my trailer. They have eaten my plastic plumbing. I am about to try poison or a neutron bomb.

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#6632567 - 01/14/17 05:11 PM Re: What is this animal? [Re: donswin]
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#6632771 - 01/14/17 07:18 PM Re: What is this animal? [Re: donswin]
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They are trying to take over our lease out house, hauling in cactus and tp

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#6632772 - 01/14/17 07:18 PM Re: What is this animal? [Re: donswin]
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I don't know what their official name is, but we always called them packrats.

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#6633213 - 01/15/17 07:48 AM Re: What is this animal? [Re: donswin]
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Question; In the barn their is an old truck, under the hood there is a nest and there are cactus pads around it.

So do regular rats eat cactus pads also or only packrats confused2
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#6633599 - 01/15/17 01:41 PM Re: What is this animal? [Re: Ron H]
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Get the MArble bait/poison from Tractor Supply, comes in a Green and Black bag. This stuff works great in our barn/cabin we have, in the summer I put it all around the 4 wheelers too along with Moth Balls.
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#6635319 - 01/16/17 02:06 PM Re: What is this animal? [Re: donswin]
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I can't find a Marble bait / poison on Tractor Supply website or in Google search.

It sounds good. Is that the correct spelling?
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