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mice and other things

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by wafflycat, 23 Feb 2008.

  1. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk
    Mr Wafflycat has spent the afternoon in the loft. There was an odour. We have discovered a several of dead mice. As well as mice droppings there's evidence of something else. Not, as far as I can tell, rats droppings. Anyone got any photos of squirrel droppings?
     
  2. trustysteed

    trustysteed Guest

    hang on, i'll just check my animal-dropping photo collection....

    aha!

    No.
     
  3. tdr1nka

    tdr1nka Taking the biscuit

    *sings*
    What has a hazelnut in every bite?

    Tx

    Don't know if these are Narferk Squirrel droppings BTW.?
     
  4. PatrickPending

    PatrickPending Veteran

    Location:
    Leicester
    http://www.aaanimalcontrol.com/squirreldroppings.html

    http://www.elmbridge.gov.uk/services/environment/squirrels.htm

    ;) Eee hope you can get rid of them, they are a bit annoying and used to nick the peanuts from the birdfeeder in my garden - until I gave them (the peanuts) a light dusting with chilli powder.... birdes eat them still but not seen a squirrel in aaages

    Good luck!
     
  5. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk
    I have a feeling the felines of Chez Wafflycat will be making regular patrols of the loft..
     
  6. tdr1nka

    tdr1nka Taking the biscuit


    Don't send them up there if you have rockwool insulation as it is a major irritant, akin to fiber glass.

    Alternatively you could construct a small gantry around the loft from which the cats can patrol. Maybe with actionman sized replica uzi's?

    Tx
     
  7. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk
    Just try to stop the felines of Chez Wafflycat form getting in the loft... as soon as they hear the loft access hatch being opened - they teleport in from nowhere and zoom up the step ladders like greased lightning. They love it in 'the big up' and once up there, they can refuse to come down for hours...
     
  8. trustysteed

    trustysteed Guest

    my cat Roy used to do that, he was the original mr curious!
     
  9. tdr1nka

    tdr1nka Taking the biscuit

    A friends exceptionally nosey cat once pulled lengths of string, tied to her tail, under the floorboards of his flat, under every room so we could route speaker cables from his Hi-Fi.
    She was rewarded with fresh tuna after every foray.

    T x
     
  10. Cathryn

    Cathryn California Correspondant

    Loving the name! Brilliant.
     
  11. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    What name are you liking here Trusty's or Roy ? ;)
     
  12. Yorkshireman

    Yorkshireman New Member

    Stock up on silver bullets, garlic, pointy wooden stakes and a jug of holy water :biggrin: ;).
     
  13. Maz

    Maz Guru

    Waffly...you need to find out where they're coming in from and close it off. We had squirells getting into our loft through a gap in the soffit. We got the gap filled in to solve the problem.
     
  14. surfgurl

    surfgurl New Member

    Location:
    Somerset
    We had squirrels in the loft of a previous house. They chewed the roof trusses and also nibbled the electrical wiring. The roofer came to have a look and said they had got in through the missing tiles. He also said squirrels will eat electric wire but mice won't. May be worth checking any cables in your roof.
     
  15. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    That seems like one very unusual cat to do that, a few more cats like that and your friend could start up a lucrative business!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!