Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Tidbits : Flickr Favourites


Living along the Schlei fjord and among fields which had grain in summer, we have sometimes problems with rats.... And now with the cold, they come very close to the house and one has definitely found a warm shelter under the roof above my bedroom, which we do not like so much. So we talk a lot these days about rats and how to get rid of them. This is not easy. As a biologist hubby does not want poison because they die a terrible death. So we first tried a kind of big mouse-trap with peanut butter; however, the peanut butter was gone and there was blood on the trap, which itself was meters away from the spot we put it. Hubby did not like this at all, saying it could have been something else as a rat too and it is there now in the cold bleeding. So, yesterday he bought a live rat catcher box. That one is standing now on the spot and when we catch something else as a rat it will be freed again, and when it is a rat, hubby will kill it himself and give it a very fast painless death (remember, he is a biologist).
So today's flickr favourites are all about rats .....

For more flickr favourites see ArtMind's blog.

1. Rat - Ratte, 2. squeaky + marvin, 3. Glass Lantern Slide: "Love in a Nutshell." [Go Back Two Photos To Start The Story], 4. Man Rides a Rat Michoacan

4 comments:

Lucie said...

Rats are very clever little ones... and sometimes not so little at all ;)

gr8jewellery said...

I'm not a fan of live rats, but love your picks!

Morrgan said...

As both a biologist and a fan of pet rats, I appreciate all the precautions you're taking! ;)

Helmitarha said...

Fun collection! I like rats! ;)