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Vowl in for a surprise.
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Spence    Posted 11-20-2003 at 14:15:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sorry for the spelling, they have another name but can't remember what it is. Anyway, these are the sightless mouse sized varmits that eat grass roots and make the trails on the lawn.

I placed mouse bait pellets on the floor of my garage near the wall where there was a hole. No cats or large animals can get in the garage. I have bad mouse problems in my garage since I insulated it.

Out of the corner of my eye I spied something brown come out of the hole and went back in. I got closer about 3 ft away and couldn't figure why the mouse couldn't see me. It was a vowl and it was taking my pellets to fill it's larder. Felt sorry for the little guy, all he was doing was trying to survive the winter with this peanut flavored treasure. He must have felt he hit the jackpot. In and out he went until this morning there was nothing left of the pile.

I only hope he didn't suffer much, but I hear
warfarin is a painful way to go. I'm not putting bait on the floor anymore.


Okie-Dokie    Posted 11-20-2003 at 15:35:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sounds like what we call around here a Mole. Maybe the same thing Northerners call a Vole, not sure because I have never seen a real live Yankee Mole.


Joe Dirt    Posted 11-20-2003 at 14:35:27       [Reply]  [Send Email]
A shrew maybe?


Les    Posted 11-20-2003 at 14:28:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm not quite sure what you mean by "vowl". There are moles, which are a dark gray, almost black looking. There are also voles, which are also a charcoal gray. Voles can most definitely see.
If your critter was brown, it was something else which I am not familiar with.


deadcarp- oh jeez    Posted 11-20-2003 at 16:25:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
well sure if it was brown you're not familiar with it - heck no wonder - nowdays we just wipe them off and flush without looking! never saw one go after peanut butter though - course i've led a decidedly sheltered life - lol



Charles(Mo)    Posted 11-20-2003 at 17:50:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
That's enough of the potty humor. lol

Voles look a lot like mice except their tails are real short. I believe that they can see. I don't think they move as fast as a mouse either.

Charles



Spence    Posted 11-20-2003 at 14:32:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
This thing was an auburn color with shiny coat, a tail maybe 1 1/2in long and a pointed snout. Pretty sure it couldn't see me.


~Lenore    Posted 11-20-2003 at 15:28:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
Actually I do not believe death by warfrin is painful.
It is a blood thinner and death is usually caused by internal bleeding and is pretty quick.


Battleborn    Posted 11-21-2003 at 01:08:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
I don't know how to tell if a dying mouse is in pain, but I've seen one person die from warfarin (coumadin) overdose. It took 2 days and was ugly. It also was intentional.
Paul.


~Lenore    Posted 11-21-2003 at 14:48:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
How horrible!
I think I was thinking of "1080" not warfrin.
Both are rodent killers.
I believe 1080 is banned in the states.
It would be a perfect murder weapon.


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