Something is eating my dogs food at night??? Any ideas?? - Page 11 - The Horse Forum

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post #101 of 237 Old 03-10-2013, 11:24 AM Thread Starter
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Good point! Thanks.

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post #102 of 237 Old 03-10-2013, 11:30 AM
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Well, I think there should be "warning graphic" on this thread thanks to FM's rat photo. How horrid. If those were here - I would move.

I would check for droppings, if there aren't any - shwew! - it probably isn't mice or ...god forbid..rats. Otherwise, it is nice of your dog to donate to wildlife. :)

A bobcat attacked my daughters rabbit that lives in a cage stationed within a dog run outside. So, from the noise we woke up, saw it and saved the rabbit. They are very quiet, and are probably here every night (lots of wild rabbits due to horse feed), but until that incident, I had never actually seen one around the house. It's hard to say what is out there at night. :) Spooky. But, I would rather see bobcat than a rat!!! Ugh!!!
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You haven't been really freaked out until you've had a fox scream right outside your bedroom at 3:00 am. Holy hanna, those things sound like a woman being tortured in the slowest, worst way imaginable!
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post #104 of 237 Old 03-10-2013, 12:59 PM
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A mouse? Is that it?

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post #105 of 237 Old 03-10-2013, 01:07 PM Thread Starter
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We have what they call voles around here too. Supposed to be like a big mouse or small mole. I didn't see it so not sure. Husband said it was bigger than the mice we see in the barn.

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A vole doesn't really look like a mouse. Not really. Their heads are somehow different, but I can't explain it, but mostly voles have a much shorter tail and are bigger.
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post #107 of 237 Old 03-10-2013, 01:42 PM
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We bought mouse/rat poison pellets and 4 mouse traps. They are set and the poison tray is in the dish.
There's no way the other dogs are jumping in to get this... and you have no house cats (that you know of of)?

If it eats the poison and dies, you may never know what it was... unless, of course, it dies in the house. Then you may WISH you didn't know what it was! Too bad you don't live closer; I'd give you a trail camera to use. (We have hunters that tend to put them on our property, right under the " no trespassing" signs with our names on it, and even though we leave a note when we take the cameras down, they never come to collect... go figure. So we have a nice assortment...)
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A vole doesn't really look like a mouse. Not really. Their heads are somehow different, but I can't explain it, but mostly voles have a much shorter tail and are bigger.
Voles have much rounder heads than mice. And their ears are hidden by fur, whereas a mouse's ears are typically naked and very visible. Voles have little beady eyes too; mice tend to have larger, rounder ones.


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^^^^ I will show these to my husband. He says it was a larger mouse. I said to him, of course it was it was eating premium no grain dog food!!!

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I have to admit, I'm somewhat disappointed that it's just a mouse. I know it's good for you... but I was hoping on something much more exciting :)

Jaydee - I take it you survived the night as well! Haha! Meh, clowns don't bother me, I don't quite understand why so many people find them scary. Barney on the other hand.... lol!
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