Emmy my ratter Terrier mix!

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Emmy my ratter Terrier mix!
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Sat, 03-05-2011 - 11:22am

Emmy is an Airedale Terrier mix of some sort.

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Sat, 03-05-2011 - 5:54pm

Yeah... a killer indeed!

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Sun, 03-06-2011 - 11:03am
LOL! Yeah I get so grossed out! I just want to share my pain with everyone! LOL!!
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Sun, 03-06-2011 - 12:45pm

Oh yuck, Donna!! As you know Jack hunts the ground and digs so deep he's caught moles, then kills them. What I do is pick it up with a shovel and either throw it out in the woods or over the fence for the vultures to pick up. He doesn't eat them. The hunt is the kill, not to eat. The dead mole is the prize that he guards. Still, it's yucky. Taz does't even know what to do with a big mole. LOL

What is a roof rat?

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Mon, 03-07-2011 - 8:52am

Roof rats are just a type of rat that are not native to Arizona but a problem here!

Roof Rat

"Roof Rats" (also known as "black rats") are Old World (Europe and Asia) urban dwelling rats that are not native to Arizona. In this setting, they are not considered to be a health threat. However, this rodent is an undesirable "colonist" as they have a reputation for causing damage to homes and buildings, stored food and produce, etc.

As the name implies, roof rats are superb climbers and are often heard climbing on rooftops and awnings, or observed climbing in trees, crawling along railings, etc. They are most active at night and eat a variety of foods, including uncovered garbage, pet food, fruit/citrus on tree limbs and on the ground, etc. Due to the abundance of food sources in the city, this rat problem has potential to spread widely. Here is what you can do to help:

Eliminate Food Sources

  • Keep garbage containers tightly covered.
  • Store bulk foods in sealed, rat proof containers.
  • Do not leave pet food out, especially overnight.
  • Promptly pick up any fallen fruit from citrus trees, etc.
  • When possible, harvest your citrus crops promptly and completely

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Mon, 03-07-2011 - 9:34am

Thanks, that was enlightening. I do remember once there was a rat around our garage that Jack and Taz tried to chase. they never caught it. Now, we do get mice here. We've caught a few mice in the basement. Then of course