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Q: Big Rats?

October 10, 2011 | By Ches21 | 2 answers | Expired: 1062 days ago

Ches21

My grandparents have a humongus rat living in their backyard they found it eating their tomatoes so they are scared to let their miniture poodle Cricket go up in to the grass in the dark at night before they go to bed, it's not a nuteruia it's not a possum, it's not a racoon of course but it is very big it is the size of a nuetria and I was wondering if all Dumbo rats are domesticaited and even if they are could it possibly be some ones missing pet rat or is it just a wild rat and could it be a dumbo rat? and just to let everyone know they are using a live trap for it and they will catch it and take it away from the house and release it. Also I don't think a rat would attack or eat a dog would it? Does anybody know?

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Kavykeeper
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Oct 10, 2011

I would also let their township know in case others have reported rats. If there is a problem, it could quickly get worse because rats can breed really fast. I think I'd take the dog out on a leash at night to be on the safe side.

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Jillian
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Oct 11, 2011

Maybe it's a muskrat. My friend's parents had an "infestation" of them in their backyard and had to hang a dead bird in the live trap to get them to enter, but wet cat food should work, too. They'll clever little rodents, but they love being by woodsy waters. Like a stream or something. Google images to see if that's what you're seeing, and if it is, be sure to release him somewhere close to water.

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