Tuesday November 29, 2022 Guerneville CA.
There’s supposed to be some rain coming in tomorrow so today would be a good day to go up into the hills and get some exercise on burying the pipeline.
I rode on up to the water tanks as the trial I’m working on burying the water pipes is just above the tanks as I’ve worked my way down to them. The springs where we get our water is about a 1000 feet up the hill, above the tanks.
It was close to dark when I made it home and there were still a few things I wanted to get done before it got too dark. I wanted to move a couple of my cams around to new spots which I did.
When I went by this spot where I have some bait out in the chicken’s pen, I noticed the ring of bait blocks that nothing has touched in months had been moved a couple feet from where I had placed it. And there seemed to be a dead rat in a hole to the top left of it, under the fence.
Tomcat bait blocks
What worked and what didn’t work
From watching the rats with the cams I saw that none would eat the blocks and they didn’t go near any bait that was inside a closed container such as a box. What they did eat was smashed blocks that were out in an open container.
I seem to be making some headway with the rats now that I have a better understanding of them.
Nice day, but not for the rat.