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post #1 of 18
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I left Caeser outside for a bit, and I saw him with a DEAD RAT in his mouth. He muist have killed a wild rat. GAWD! I SCREAMED. I can't bare to touch it, even if I really need to for Caeser. What should I do?
post #2 of 18
Shovel is a great thing for picking dead things up with. Either that, or lots and lots of paper towels.
post #3 of 18
How about collecting the rat with a broom and a dustpan, then dump him in a bag. I truly feel for you. Honestly,there would not be enough Valium in this world to get me through it. Or maybe better yet, find a braver family member, neighbor or friend to do the deed.
post #4 of 18
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It freaks me out even to look at it... But okay...I'll have to try...
post #5 of 18
Shovel... With a blindfold!
post #6 of 18
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Originally Posted by Mom of Franz
How about collecting the rat with a broom and a dustpan, then dump him in a bag. I truly feel for you. Honestly,there would not be enough Valium in this world to get me through it. Or maybe better yet, find a braver family member, neighbor or friend to do the deed.
I'll ask dad. If he won't do it..then.. Oh gawd...Thanks, btw.

(Note I'm super squimish, and I love pet rats, so...)
post #7 of 18
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I'm just freaked its head will come off or something...


*rambles* I better put Caeser in a small room so he can't see me do this..oh gosh...oh gosh...oh gosh..
post #8 of 18
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Dad is sleeping, and doesn't want to help.

Wish me luck!
post #9 of 18
Awww, good luck Jenny!
I like the shovel idea myself!
post #10 of 18
Whenever I take a dead bird from the dogs, I use the charcoal tongs, from the grill and toss it into our big roll-out garbage bin.
post #11 of 18
Good luck Jenny - it's just a part of the job at my house having so many dogs & cats!!
post #12 of 18
I still remember years ago, my dog had a rabbit foot hanging out of his mouth. It was just too disgusting, and I simply left him outside and closed the door. I couldn't look him in the eye for a week!

Good luck with this one, I never had to deal with a dead rat!
post #13 of 18
We have a flat headed shovel that does a great job of picking up dead creatures. Hubby gets that job.
post #14 of 18
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Originally Posted by katl8e
Whenever I take a dead bird from the dogs, I use the charcoal tongs, from the grill and toss it into our big roll-out garbage bin.
Yikes! That's way to tactile for me, you would feel the "squish!" Even better than a shovel: a truck with crane or a fork-lift! Do you happen to have any spare ones hanging around your place?
post #15 of 18
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Ewww...sorry about that Beckiboo.

I still can't face it. I'm such a wimp, I'm going to have to wait for my dad. He's awake now, so he can help in a bit.

I'll tell you how it goes.
post #16 of 18
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mom of Franz
Yikes! That's way to tactile for me, you would feel the "squish!" Even better than a shovel: a truck with crane or a fork-lift! Do you happen to have any spare ones hanging around your place?



I like that idea!
post #17 of 18
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Originally Posted by Mom of Franz
Yikes! That's way to tactile for me, you would feel the "squish!" Even better than a shovel: a truck with crane or a fork-lift! Do you happen to have any spare ones hanging around your place?
No "squish" - I don't pinch the tongs that tightly and pick them up by a leg or wing.

As for the fork-lift - I DO have access to one but, it would take too long to get it to the house and, by then, there would be bird parts all over my yard and patio.
post #18 of 18
it's a fact of life and don't disrespect kitty for doing what they do!
good thing morticians aren't so sqeamish!
lol
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