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59 minutes ago, Chaoswolf said:

@Crowley--cannibal mice?

Yup. I caught 3 mice, stuck them in an aquarium with some newspaper, food and water until I could bring them out to the field nearby. When I went back to check on them, 2 were dead, one injured. The 2 dead ones had their brains eaten out.

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3 hours ago, Werkrobotwerk said:

June 6

so what is the most interesting critter you've ever had to remove from your home?

 

Personally, bats. Lots of running around and swinging brooms in the air, advancing and retreating (bravely). Maybe a higher-octave scream or two.

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4 hours ago, Werkrobotwerk said:

June 6

so what is the most interesting critter you've ever had to remove from your home?

 

I didn't have to do this but when I was a child my parent's extracted an armadillo from the back yard. So not really the "home" either but interesting nonetheless.

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4 hours ago, Werkrobotwerk said:

June 6

so what is the most interesting critter you've ever had to remove from your home?

All the more interesting ones occurred way back when I was in college and boarded at my sister's place: racoons and bats.

Since I've had my own place, nothing more exciting that a mouse.

 

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5 hours ago, Werkrobotwerk said:

June 6

so what is the most interesting critter you've ever had to remove from your home?

That would most likely be the barn funnel weaver spider that found its way into my home. In the middle of the night I heard something loud scrabbling across paper, thought a mouse had gotten in and was chewing cardboard. Managed to turn the light on and find it on the stand beside my bed, the thing had over an inch in legspan and was heavy enough that it made scraping noises when it went over my notepad. Took a bit of effort to catch it in a tissue, the the spider was way faster than any I had ever seen before. Placed it outside once I acquired it, should always do so because spiders are very helpful against pests.

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5 hours ago, Werkrobotwerk said:

June 6

so what is the most interesting critter you've ever had to remove from your home?

 

Not sure if counts since it wasn't a removal but there was this house centipede the size of a football. The body itself wasn't that big but the giant mass of fluttery legs filled out the football size and silhouette quite nicely. It didn't leave the apartment, I chased it into the AC vent. I'm sure it still lives in our bathroom wall, the buggers live 7 years.

 

Otherwise, tarantulas. UC Santa Cruz has wild tarantulas that just wander into dorms and chase screaming co-eds.

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6 hours ago, Werkrobotwerk said:

June 6

so what is the most interesting critter you've ever had to remove from your home?

 

Well. I found a lizard (whut?) under a dustpan once; the cats had found it first. Poor little guy was alive, but likely traumatised.

I'm not entirely sure what happened to him once I got him out of their reach.

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6 hours ago, Werkrobotwerk said:

June 6

so what is the most interesting critter you've ever had to remove from your home?

Rabid raccoon in my parent's house. My side of the discussion involved a 12 Gauge answer. Thankfully he had holed up under a bench in the garage, so an easy repair and clean up.

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7 hours ago, Werkrobotwerk said:

June 6

so what is the most interesting critter you've ever had to remove from your home?

 

Nothing too strange, some raccoons in the attic, a random bird got into the laundry room through the vent, wandering geckos, spiders, palmetto bugs.  Helped a lost ladybug out last week. 

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5 hours ago, Crowley said:

Yup. I caught 3 mice, stuck them in an aquarium with some newspaper, food and water until I could bring them out to the field nearby. When I went back to check on them, 2 were dead, one injured. The 2 dead ones had their brains eaten out.

Wow, that's pretty gruesome. :zombie:

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5 hours ago, Crowley said:

Yup. I caught 3 mice, stuck them in an aquarium with some newspaper, food and water until I could bring them out to the field nearby. When I went back to check on them, 2 were dead, one injured. The 2 dead ones had their brains eaten out.

that's pretty common behavior for hungry mice

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9 hours ago, Werkrobotwerk said:

June 6

so what is the most interesting critter you've ever had to remove from your home?

Well, it wasn’t my house, it was the hotel I worked at. Had a bat fly in one night. I closed the doors to the wings, opened the front door, and stood back to let it find its own way out. Took about 10 minutes, thankfully a guest didn’t come in and scare the poor critter.

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9 hours ago, Werkrobotwerk said:

June 6

so what is the most interesting critter you've ever had to remove from your home?

Spiders, bees, wasps. When not winter, I'd often trap them under a cup with a piece of paper and drop them outside.

 

Larger critters would be a bird that swooped inside when the patio doors were open. Sometimes it was mice, almost always in pairs. Mouse traps permanently ended most of their ventures.

 

And finally the neighbor's cat inside my mother's home. Considering it lived in a house with dogs and children, a single old lady's home must've felt very relaxing, so it managed to stealthily sneak in several times when the front door was open. Sometimes it could be hours before my mother noticed she had a guest furball. It was escorted outside.

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3 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

 

My Ex.

 

I was hoping someone say this. ::P:

 

Normal critters here I guess. Nothing exciting comes to mind.

 

My wife did say a squirrel came into the store (ie work) the other day. After a few minutes, they were able to chase it out. Damn, & that was the agent for the party supplies too!! ::D:

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