Found my first dead rat today.  Outside, right by the place where I figured they were getting into the house.  

Now . . . do I owe him a rat funeral?  I do feel grateful that he died outside the house, rather than IN it. 
Maybe I could establish a little rat graveyard in the flower beds . . . 


  1. Holly

    And here I’ve been searching our home for my daughter’s new and newly escaped hamster (looks like a rat to me!).

    I will have to tell you our old house built in 1854 with rats in the attic story sometime. I thought they were squirrels, who are by far more palatable for my senses.

    Have a marvelous Thanksgiving, Angie!

  2. Mocha with Linda

    Oh, yes, be very glad it was outside. We’ve had a dead rat in the attic before, as well as a dead raccoon. Not pleasant olfactory experiences, to say the least.

    At times like that, I wonder why in the world feminists want to compete so much with men. I am perfectly happy to let my husband take care of critter control.

  3. Kathy

    Ugh. I have a cat that brings me “presents” soemtimes. I have to ooh and aah and not hurt his feelings.

  4. sara

    one word…..eeewwwwww!!

  5. Suzanne

    No funeral needed. After reading the Fairlawn series I’d be afraid you’d want to try your hand at embalming! LOL

    I found a dead rat in our yard a few months ago. I put on gloves and disposed of it quickly. Ick.

  6. Karen

    One of my cats was chasing a LIVE mouse (is that a baby rat?) through the house on Tuesday night. I pray it got chased out. Haven’t seen it yesterday or today. EWE! I do hope I don’t find it dead IN the house.

  7. jan

    i agree with sara, eeewwwwwww!

  8. Elizabeth M Thompson

    In our house, removing a dead creature falls under the chore list of SuperMike. My wonderful husband never shrinks back from the opportunity to be my hero.

    We live adjacent to country property and have mice, snakes, rabbits, and the occasional bat on our property. I am not too freaked out by mice, but snakes are not my friends. Especially when they are in the garage.

  9. Angela

    LOL! I actually LIKE nonpoisonous snakes–as they eat other things like roaches. I allowed one to live on our front porch for months, and even photographed him for the blog.

    Bats? Not sure I’d like that. 🙂



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