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So is it a rat or a mouse

It's a rat
10 (90.9%)
It's a mouse
0 (0%)
Is 'amster, Mr. Fawlty!!
1 (9.1%)

Total Members Voted: 11

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FatBloke

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Rat or mouse?
« on: August 16, 2009, 10:09:37 am »
The cat had a successful night's hunting and left her spoils on the doorstep.






But is it a very big mouse or a baby rat? I'm thinking it's a baby rat as the head and feet are large and so is it's nose whereas a mouseseses features tend to be more delicate.

What say you?
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Re: Rat or mouse?
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2009, 10:12:29 am »
Young rat.

Re: Rat or mouse?
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2009, 10:22:21 am »

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Re: Rat or mouse?
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2009, 12:40:32 pm »
Young rat.  Mice are really quite little!

nicknack

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Re: Rat or mouse?
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2015, 04:46:17 pm »
Thread resurrection time.
So, is this a rat or a mouse? I suspect it's a young rat. Found a hole in the ground in an old veg patch so I investigated with the aid of a garden fork. Half a dozen or so of these little blighters disappeared in all directions. Body length about 6cm.
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Re: Rat or mouse?
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2015, 05:07:41 pm »
I think that's a full-size house mouse.

nicknack

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Re: Rat or mouse?
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2015, 06:44:19 pm »
Would it be usual to find a nest of half a dozen house mice underground in the garden?
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Re: Rat or mouse?
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2015, 07:24:29 pm »
I'm fairly sure partner had such a tribe eating the cabling under his observatory.

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Re: Rat or mouse?
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2015, 07:39:27 pm »
'ees a hamster!
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Re: Rat or mouse?
« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2015, 07:44:00 pm »
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Wowbagger

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Re: Rat or mouse?
« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2015, 08:15:03 pm »
Rat.

Compare to pictures on google.



House mouse



Rat.

The black ends of its fur, and the thicker tail are, in my view, pretty clear in your picture, Nicknack.
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nicknack

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Re: Rat or mouse?
« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2015, 11:55:15 pm »
'Twas what I thought. Cheers.
Whatever they were, they haven't got a home any more.
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Re: Rat or mouse?
« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2015, 01:10:44 am »
Would it be usual to find a nest of half a dozen house mice underground in the garden?

It wouldn't be that unusual, or in compost heaps.  However the "rats" may be right!

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Re: Rat or mouse?
« Reply #13 on: August 11, 2015, 11:16:08 am »
I think I have mentioned this before, but it's worth the retelling.

When he retired from teaching my dad expanded his poultry hobby into a small business, from a dozen hens in the garden just to keep the family in eggs to up to 200 hens in 2 houses. There was, of course, a lot of chicken shit and quite a store of food for them. One afternoon he noticed a rat disappear into a hole in a dung heap. He looked down the hole and could see a pair of eyes looking back at him. He called me (I think I was on holiday from college) and we alerted the dog. I gathered my cricket bat on the way and he turned the dung heap over with his fork. In the next half-hour the dog and I had killed 21 rats and I reckon that at least as many had escaped.

I have a photograph somewhere of me in cricket whites, leaning on my bat, with a dog and 21 dead rats spread out in front of us.
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Re: Rat or mouse?
« Reply #14 on: August 11, 2015, 12:46:03 pm »

Hunting with dogs? I guess rats don't have nice fluffy tails.  :demon:
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Re: Rat or mouse?
« Reply #15 on: August 11, 2015, 01:12:10 pm »
I used to catch rabbits using a ferret.
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