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Old 01-14-2010, 05:05 PM
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I went into my shed tonight to find the fuel caps on my snowblower, generator, and pressure washer have been chewed up.

What kind of rodent do I need to get rid of?
Old 01-14-2010, 05:09 PM
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Must be one of the few that likes E-10?
Old 01-14-2010, 05:12 PM
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Do you have a dog?
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I dont know, but the darn thing needs to die whatever it is.
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I do have a dog but she cannot get into the shed. The other thing is, the teeth marks on these caps are about an 1/8" wide.
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Chupacabre?!?
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Are you in New England? (i.e Maine?) If so the only things coming out now are occassional skunk, racoon or its a squirrel/vole/mouse eating something on the snowblower as a platform (seed/nut) and is also chewing some plastic as a toothpick or while eating the seed

Any husks or shells Evidence?....CSI
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I will go take some pics. There is no evidence of shells or anything else.
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We need to know where you live. Maine?

Also ,look - its probably some animal looking for a cheap high - you know a cool cat of some sort. Have they been getting into the glues or silicone tubes? Video surveliianc eor those deer cameras are prety cheap these days.

My father used to say to catch anyhting you need to put salt on its tail. I didn't get it till I was an adult.

Seriously htough this is a real challenge - maybe try those mouse stickey traps? or get an extra cap - lace it with poison (and maybe a bit of gas)and leave it on the floor near the machines? But be careful dogs and cats are the only creatures I know that will chew up things that are not food.....
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Originally Posted by Booker View Post
Chupacabre?!?


The guy is from Maine, he'll never get it


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Originally Posted by Snapper Head View Post


The guy is from Maine, he'll never get it


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I'm from NJ and I saw one...

Squirrels or chipmunks are the usual suspects.
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Had the same problem a few years back while in NJ; it was a squirrel - since died dead!
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put a glob of peanut butter on your gas cap mixed with drano or rat poison.

maybe throw in some cheese
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Here are the photos:





I also noticed it has eaten most of this box:
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Rat(s)?
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I don't think so, I have never seen a rat in Maine, too cold I would say.
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Caught a squirrel chewing on my vinyl garden hose awhile back(after a good frost) so I invited him to dinner.

I've also had them in my basement and man can they make a mess trying to chew their way out thru a window frame.

Very similar damage

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That is a rat!! They love to chew on plastic!
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Why would a rat be in the middle of the woods in my shed (with no food in it or around)?
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Originally Posted by PMaine View Post
Why would a rat be in the middle of the woods in my shed (with no food in it or around)?
Nieghbors got livestock?

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