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        03-09-2013, 10:38 AM
      #31
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    Originally Posted by Maple    
    What the heck is a nutria? Yes I am this daft :)

    My old HS history teacher used to tell us stories of rats the size of cats when he was in the army.
    Size of a beaver with a rat tail.
         
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        03-09-2013, 10:38 AM
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    They're semi-aquatic rodents, but more closely related to muskrats than actual rats. They're also herbivores, so it's unlikely they'd bother with cat or dog food.
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        03-09-2013, 10:39 AM
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    Will mice carry a lot of food off?? Or are mice not an option to this?
    Depends on size of food, but yes they are hoarders

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        03-09-2013, 10:41 AM
      #34
    Green Broke
    Well, thank you everyone! I will keep you posted as to what happens tonight. I know it would be easier to remove the food or lock the door but I wanna catch what ever is doing this, not just keep it out. And if it didn't eat the dogs food what would it be doing instead. Gah! Soooooooooooo, what about the thing about passing up the first dish to travel to the other???? Any ideas on this?
         
        03-09-2013, 10:42 AM
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    Originally Posted by Faceman    
    Unquestionably a rat...a really big one like this...


    I think I'd have a neural if I saw something like that in my yard let alone my house!!!!
         
        03-09-2013, 10:42 AM
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    Nvr - I'm loving how your wishful thinking keeps going back to mice :) I can darn near hear your brain saying "please let it be mice, please let it be mice" lol

    Thanks SR, I googled them, weird looking creatures.
         
        03-09-2013, 10:43 AM
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    You must set up a camera!!! We need to see what it is!!!
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        03-09-2013, 10:43 AM
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    Originally Posted by nvr2many    
    Well, thank you everyone! I will keep you posted as to what happens tonight. I know it would be easier to remove the food or lock the door but I wanna catch what ever is doing this, not just keep it out. And if it didn't eat the dogs food what would it be doing instead. Gah! Soooooooooooo, what about the thing about passing up the first dish to travel to the other???? Any ideas on this?
    Lock the doggy door and leave the food, if it is gone you have mice. If the food is still their you have a larger critter.

    Hope it is mice, traps are cheaper

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        03-09-2013, 10:44 AM
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    Originally Posted by Maple    
    nvr - I'm loving how your wishful thinking keeps going back to mice :) I can darn near hear your brain saying "please let it be mice, please let it be mice" lol

    Thanks SR, I googled them, weird looking creatures.
    Bah ha ha ha! Your right!!! And somehow makes more sense to me. I am just in shock I guess, lol.

    And would you all quit re-posting that dang nutria!! LOL. Dang thing gives me the willies, lol.
         
        03-09-2013, 10:46 AM
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    Originally Posted by SouthernTrailsGA    
    Lock the doggy door and leave the food, if it is gone you have mice. If the food is still their you have a larger critter.

    Hope it is mice, traps are cheaper

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    Sounds like a plan!! Unless the larger critter lives in the house. Do do do do, Do do do do. Yikes!
         

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