How do I deal with a live, captive rat?
Topic: How do I deal with a live, captive rat?
May 20, 2019 / By Violet Question:
This morning I awoke and walked into the bathroom to find a rat (or large mouse) chilling in the toilet bowl. Being the manly man that I am, I kept my composure (while on the inside squealing like a cheerleader in the same situation) and started deciding what to do with it. I'm thinking I'll get it out and release it somewhere; I'm just not sure what to get it out with and what would hold a rat without it chewing it's way out. Porcelain is doing the trick well at the moment.
I suppose I should add that I don't have poison on hand or traps or anything.
Update: I caught the rat in a trash can. Poor little guy is traumatized. I'll release him at a local park if he pulls through the stress of being caught in a toilet bowl.
I set the rat free at a local park. Getting him there was a hassle; the box kept tipping over.
Best Answers: How do I deal with a live, captive rat?
Shania | 10 days ago
i have had rats before as pets and they are really clever so do not kill it ok !!!, just get a plastic box put it inside there with a lid over the top put a few holes in it so it can breathe and then take it to a field and let it go . make sure you put a cloth over the top so it is carm
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From your updates it sounds like you answered your own question, but I thought you might want to know that others have had the same (or similar experience) including me! I did a little research and found quite a bit of information about things people find in toilets! I've included a link that I thought you might enjoy.
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DO NOT KILL IT!!!!
That would be extremley cruel. Get a cage and take it out into the country and release it my friend :)
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Feed it some poison, rats carry disease's & bite children & adults too. If you have one there is usually more or will be soon. (remember the black plague) kill the thing, they are very unhealthy....
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