Rat part 2

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!


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4 thoughts on “Rat part 2

  1. Trish

    Hi Linda

    Best you get rid of the rat rather than around the other way!!! Good work but still scary!!! I hate rats as well!!!

  2. Nanna

    I love to read all your news. Keep it up. I am so proud of you.. Love Nan

  3. Hi Linda,
    I’ve just started following your blog! Your misadventures with a rat bring me back to the autumn of 2012 when we took a mouse on board in Cork. Links to the three blog posts I wrote about our furry friend are below! Happy rodent-free sailing! Martina

    • Hi Martina,
      Thanks for the links, will check them out your blog!it is such a horrible experience dealing with rodents…..hopefully not again! I love Cork such a beautiful place. Happy sailing to you too! Linda

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