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My heart is still pounding!! We went out side for a potty break......I hear a loud squeak and a commotion, and here comes Jonah with a foot long RAT in his mouth. I scream "DROP IT!!", he gives me the look....I grab his collar and repeat the command. He drops it, Miko grabs it, starts to run. I get her by the collar, repeat drop it, she does, Jonah regrabs......I repeat the command, he drops it. I move it with a stick, keeping the kids at bay. Finally pick it up by the tail with a handy poop bag and then deposit the poor thing in the trash. I think he died of shock, because there didn't seem to be any wounds. Icky yucky gross.....I felt like a little girl. I'm surprised I didn't scream!! Needless to say, I had to move the trash to the inside of the garage. I thought they have been chasing a chipmunk or a mole.....I had no idea it was a rat that was living in or around my garage.....which, thank the Lord , is NOT attached to my house!! :wink:
This is the kind of rat....ours was browner (and more dead!)
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Ick Ick Ick Ick Ick! I even hate that song!

You may want to call the vet, Gene ... just to check ... Ick Ick Ick Ick!

I HATE mice and rats ... hate 'em. A mouse is bad enough but a rat!
On a dive trip in the Bahamas a few years back ... we stayed at a hotel whose only saving grace was an honor bar full of icy Coronas!
One afternoon they turned off the water ... with no warning ... and yes, I was all soaped up in the shower! :?
But I digress ...
One evening I went to use the restroom adjacent to the restraunt (too many Coronas :oops:)
Flicked on the light and guess what was staring back at me :shock: ?
I get the heebie jeebies just remembering.

Ick Ick Ick Ick!
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YUUUUUUUK!!! Where's Willard? hahahhaha!
oh YUCK...I have the chills here. Dexter picked up a dead squirrel once on a walk and I was soooo happy he listened to my "drop it" for once.

EEEEEK...OMG I don't know what I would have done if I were you...but the picture in my head of your 2 taking turns grabbing the rat is pretty funny :wink:

p.s. Anyone ever seen a NYC subway rat??? Whoa, those suckers are HUGE--I'd worry about the doodles being carried off by those!! I'm really unobservant...we were in the city once and I said to my husband "I don't think I've ever seen a subway rat"...he looks at me and points and there were a ton of them all over the tracks...oh how I hate rats!!

Yikes that would freak me out
Even though where I live we have ditches so therefore
I see rats a lot but to see one in Denver's mouth would have make
me scream blue murder as I have seen what they can do to a cat
so I have a very healthy fear of them..............
I would definately tell your vet about it.
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