Saturday, January 22, 2011

Big Catch

This huge rat was caught in one of the rat traps that we often set up in the fields just before sundown. This one here is known as a Pig Rat, mainly due to its size and look. These rodents can be a real nuisance as they can feed on and spoil a large amount of crops like potato, tapioca etc. My dogs couldn't wait to get it released. They're experts at catching rats and usually catch about 3-4 such rats a week.


Tom said...

I think they are called Bandicoot rats too.

adrielleroyale said...

You're back!!!! YYYYAAAAAAYYYYYY!!!!! You know what's funny? Our neighbor dogs love catching and eating frogs - yuck! lol So glad to see you posting again! Hope you have a great weekend! :)

Shawn said...

Hi Tom,

Thanks for the info. You should be right since I simply named it 'pig rat' because thats what the people here call it.

Hi Adrielle!
Haha, I'm overjoyed too by the fact that I can start blogging again! Couple more blog posts coming right up. ;)

WOW the dogs EAT frogs? That sure is gross. My black dog once bit a toad and had foam coming out of her mouth. She hence learnt her lesson and doesn't provoke them now.

Wish you a great weekend too!!!


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