I have to say, it freaks me out, trying to sleep while knowing there is a rat onboard, and the poloynesian rat, dosnt seem to be afraid of humans. It stole two of my lip balms, opened them up and ate the contents, Brian’s toothbrush holder which it opened up as well, my sink drain screen, ate a hole in my ditch bag, and left poop every where…….so disgusting. And cleaning the boat and checking to make sure everything is ok, is one big job.
Trying to figure out the best way to trap the rat, first I used peanut butter, which it didn’t really like, after four days, I put out some cooked sweet potato and caught him that night. Was sad as the trap did not kill him straight away, as you are led to beleive. And dealing with that was a whole lot of fun.
Moral of the story, stay of docks, but as life sometimes has it, you have to be tied to a dock, then take the proper precautions to keep el rat away.
Not fun at all, and the first time for me experiencing an intruder on board. Cannot even imagine finding a rat onboard while you are at sea……..don’t even want tto think about that!