Twin Critters

One of the more disgusting things I’ve been involved in here, has been killing rats.  The title “twin critters” refers to a small pair, caught in my house last night.  It was a “live capture.”

I don’t set up rat traps, for this reason:  You will definitely catch a rat.  This opens us all kinds of issues, like, what will you do with (or to) it?

Naturally, somebody walked by their little cage and sprayed them with Raid.  Why kill them when you can just douse them with insecticide and watch them suffer?

Rats are repulsive, and I really don’t care if they get killed.  But even these foul little creatures deserve a merciful swift death.

I was so grossed out by these miserable, Raid-dripping little rats.  They had no prospect that anybody would “process” them for many hours.

So I filled a garbage can with water and drowned them.  What is really gross is, they could still be submerged.  (I was in a hurry and didn’t have time to drive them to the dump.)

Hopefully someone has finished their processing, by now.  As I indicated above, I don’t set up these traps, because I don’t care to deal with the processing.

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  1. vthunderlad

     /  August 8, 2007

    Foul. Willing to kill but only if it can be done by standoffish chemical means which leak into the environment? What are these people, Americans? HA HA HA HA HA HA!! HA AH AH!H AHAHAHA ! HA HAHAHAH!

    I have a couple of times had to kill a small animal out of mercy. I think swiftness is key so a crushing foot or smashing brick is preferred.

  2. acilius

     /  August 13, 2007

    Yuck. I’m sure that’s not the best part of the time you’ve spent in Yemen!

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