Author Topic: ID my animal dropping  (Read 1429 times)

Tim Hall

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ID my animal dropping
« on: October 16, 2017, 09:26:14 pm »
Up in the loft this evening I spied these:


Are they rat turds?   I heard animal scrabbling for a few days a couple of months back, but it's quiet now.

(Phew, moving out in 3 weeks)
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Re: ID my animal dropping
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2017, 09:32:04 pm »
Do not clench. It only makes it worse.

Kim

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Re: ID my animal dropping
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2017, 09:35:54 pm »
Giant mousepoo says rats to me...
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Re: ID my animal dropping
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2017, 09:36:08 pm »
What has a hazelnut in every bite?

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Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: ID my animal dropping
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2017, 11:14:16 pm »
My feminist marxist dialectic brings all the boys to the yard.


David Martin

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Re: ID my animal dropping
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2017, 11:26:29 pm »
Up in the loft this evening I spied these:


Are they rat turds?   I heard animal scrabbling for a few days a couple of months back, but it's quiet now.

(Phew, moving out in 3 weeks)


All I can see is a minus sign.
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Tim Hall

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Re: ID my animal dropping
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2017, 11:49:26 pm »
It was there earlier. Anyway, try this link. https://photos.app.goo.gl/K3KDeTTjZ1SuEX0Q2
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hellymedic

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Re: ID my animal dropping
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2017, 11:54:43 pm »
I could only see a minus sign till I followed the link.
I'd agree rats are likely  :(

Re: ID my animal dropping
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2017, 12:09:11 am »
Hard to tell the scale since you've not put a ruler or anything obvious in the pic with the turds  ;D

Rat poo is surprisingly large though- I would guess mice from first looking.

My rats are doing giant poo today because they had left over takeaway naan bread (peshwari) for their supper last night (pets)  ;)

Kim

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Re: ID my animal dropping
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2017, 12:15:54 am »
Hard to tell the scale since you've not put a ruler or anything obvious in the pic with the turds  ;D

I'm guessing that since it's in a loft *above* the insulation, the generic_poo_colour cable on the right is probably RG6 coaxial, nominally just under 7mm in diameter.  That makes the poo a lot bigger than I've encountered from meeces.
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Tim Hall

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Re: ID my animal dropping
« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2017, 07:57:26 am »
Kim has the coax correct. The turds are about half to three quarters of an inch (12mm to 20mm) long.
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Aunt Maud

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Re: ID my animal dropping
« Reply #11 on: October 17, 2017, 08:11:08 am »
You've got rats.

Tim Hall

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Re: ID my animal dropping
« Reply #12 on: October 17, 2017, 09:27:18 am »
You've got rats.
Arse. I thought as much.

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Re: ID my animal dropping
« Reply #13 on: October 17, 2017, 11:40:42 am »
My copy of "What Shat That" says ~ 0.5inch long with blunt ends for Brown Rat.

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Re: ID my animal dropping
« Reply #14 on: October 17, 2017, 12:00:57 pm »
My copy of "What Shat That" says ~ 0.5inch long with blunt ends for Brown Rat.

Wow, that really is a thing!
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Re: ID my animal dropping
« Reply #15 on: October 17, 2017, 12:29:05 pm »
I can't even see a minus sign or a link in the OP. But if it's rats, suggest introducing a barn owl.  :D
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Aunt Maud

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Re: ID my animal dropping
« Reply #16 on: October 17, 2017, 01:42:00 pm »
With the possibility of 5 litters of 14 babies per year from a single female, you might want to think about setting a few good traps and check them daily.

My 5 year old daughter and I caught 10 in a day in a single trap baited with grapes, when we were living in Somerset and she used to love watching them jump when the trap caught them.

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Re: ID my animal dropping
« Reply #17 on: October 17, 2017, 01:52:09 pm »
We had a resident rat when we moved in here.  Called in the council rat man which cost £50.  He laid poison in all the places that were dog proof.  He warned us that usually they leave the house in a desperate to find water and die off premises.  If we were unlucky,  the rat would crawl into a cavity and die there, in which case, success would be announced by a smell we'd have to put up with for a week.
We were lucky.
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Re: ID my animal dropping
« Reply #18 on: October 17, 2017, 06:50:39 pm »
We had three resident rats when we moved in here.  Barakta scared them off.
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Aunt Maud

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Re: ID my animal dropping
« Reply #19 on: October 17, 2017, 07:45:16 pm »
She'd be busy here, as rats are a proper problem in town at the moment.

David Martin

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Re: ID my animal dropping
« Reply #20 on: October 18, 2017, 11:59:25 pm »
As others say, far too big for mice or bats.
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Re: ID my animal dropping
« Reply #21 on: October 19, 2017, 09:38:23 pm »
Find a bruiser of a tomcat who's not scared of a fight?*




*Mine's busy killing rats at the moment...
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