Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Warning!

Scroll down only if you'd like to see the roof rat that was killed in our garage last week. Hey, at least I didn't need to chase it around in my garage with a shovel like Tom Tolbert.










































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7 comments:

beka said...

I didn't know you had a flickr.

Denise said...

It still looks kind of alive. Was it moving at all? Where are the specs on approximate size, etc? Details...we need more details.

Kristy said...

How do you know it's a roof rat, and not just a regular rat? I am curious, I guess I just don't know the difference!

PTC said...

It was totally dead.

The body was about 8 inches long and the tail was about 10 inches long.

Because the exterminator said it was a roof rat. He said the common/Norwegian rats are about twice as big and don't live in suburban areas. Urban (hello NY subway) and country areas, yes.

The exterminator also said that the roof rat population in NorCal has exploded because the state and county governments in California no longer try to control the population due to the huge budget deficits they have been running since Gray Davis. So a big thank you to the teachers' unions, Enron, and diversity consultants.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for adding the additional solicited and unsolicited information. I know someone in Oakland I would like to see end up the same way... I may need to speak to someone about a Walliby.

Lindsey said...

He's actually sort of cute. I can only say that because I've seen those disgusting NY Subway rats. (Shudder.)

Gotta love Cali.

Mo said...

You can hardly call that a rat. More like a mouse.