Hi Lavinia..Don't want to worry you but if theres one there bound to be others close by, these creatures have the ability to reproduce, with a pair multiplying to 200 in just one year...and if left unchecked they will multiply....your one eyed cat is more than a match for the little devil's, why don't you just put the cat in the room and lock the doors and see what happens.
Just wish I lived there with my Jack Russell Millie, who dispatched three in less than two minutes in my mates shed.
Quote: Originally posted by entrus10 on 07 July 2011
To get rid of rats when I was a young boy (when Victoria was on the throne!!!) we used to put a mixture of 2 parts wholemeal flour and 1 part cement into a dish, and seperately a dish of water.
This would kill them much faster and more humanely than warfarin, and the lime in the mixture would ensure that there were no smells.
This was pet safe as the dogs and cats would not touch the flour mixture.
What a brilliant idea! Does it work with mice too? (I'm guessing it would).
Message posted by Lavinia on 07 July 2011 at 12:30pm - IP Logged
Breezer25, did you parents buy the electronic beeper things from Corfu? If so, do you know from where please? I'll put the dog down there initially but could then plug those in to deter a return or just take the dog down there every day.... I don't think the cat would be much good as she is absolutely tiny although she did get a fat dormouse once! Thanks to everyone for their suggestions, very much appreciated.
Quote: Originally posted by issos on 06 July 2011
Lavinia on 13 August 2010 at 1:30am (Living the Dream)...
‘Surely the way to go is to learn to live with them, after all they have probably lived here on Corfu as long as we have (or in some cases a lot longer). I am not some furry, green, huggy person but I have learnt to adapt my life so that the natural habitat around me is as little disturbed as possible. Best advice, get a cat which is a hunting cat. And before you all start shrieking about the nuisance they cause, think about the nuisance we humans cause by moving into their natural environment. They haven't erected pylons which provide the wires down which they scamper. They haven't felled trees in which they live. They don't force us further and further up into the hills because of our demand to clear the land. Just learn to live with them and get a cat...’
Surely, this advice is the way to deal with the animal.
Take him into the woods and free him. A doze of cement sounds awful and cruel. Most likely a painful death will eventuate.
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