Saturday, August 16, 2008

A rat's tale

This tale, started last Monday. I was sitting at the computer and I heard a noise overhead, it sounded as if some one had hurled gravel across the ceiling. Since this was unusual, I called the local pest control company, that we use for ant control, and once, because there was a rat in our attic. When they'd taken care of the previous rat problem, they'd given us a one year guarantee, because they're professional and thought they'd sealed up any access to the crawl space. They couldn't send their guy, Tony, out until Friday.

In the meantime, we had no more gravel sounds but we had knocking sounds over the guest bedroom. Intermittent knocking, around the clock, started on Tuesday, and was still going strong when Tony arrived on Friday.

When Tony accessed the crawl space, he said, "Holy Cow, this is one tough rat. He's caught in a trap right across his neck and he's still banging around." So, Super Rat's been caught for 5 days, and is still alive and kicking. Tony asked us for a box to put him in. When Tony put him in the box, he jumped out, still with the trap around his neck! Tony put him back in the box, sealed the box and disposed of Super Rat. Amazing.

Now, here's the kicker. I as am typing this post, what do I hear, gravel being sprayed across the ceiling, again. Here we go, again.


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