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fran

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Hi all,

 

Trying to get the old heart beat normalised. Live in Saudi Arabia on a government compound. Not exactly club med.

Washing machine flooded again so John pulled it out and we found the new hose had been eaten. Thought I was going mad as for the last few days woke up to find saucepans on kitchen floor as though something had been running amok at night.

Pulled out dryer this morning, big hole in dryer outlet. Guess what flew out yes a giant rat. It had climbed up the gas pipe into the dryer outlet. Maintenance have been around lately cutting down palm trees where they all live.

Wondered why the cat was traumatised lately!!!

This is not a good bladder day.

 

Fran x.

fran

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update:- by Gibbering wreck.

 

John put rat poison down, no good calling maintenance. They will wreck the place, plus they use stuff that is banned in the western world.

Told John if you want any food today 'sorry darling your on your own'.

 

F.

JaneW

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Oh Fran,What a nightmare for you.I hate rats.We had them in our last house which was Georgian and near the river.Our neighbours cat was an excellent ratter but even he couldn't keep up with them.The rats run stretched the whole length of the street.

Every so often we had to get the rat man in to put down poison.Luckily they hardly ever ventured upstairs into the house.

One day though one rat did and died behind the laundry bin in the bathroom.The man came and put something down to de-odorise the area but that smelt far worse than the rat had.

I hope someone can come and sort out your rat problem and that your bladder and heart calm down soon.

Love Jane XXX

 

 

 

fran

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Hi Jane,

 

Thanks for the support, not nice having rats as house guests is it! Had a wasps nest in the attic 15 years ago in Uk thought that was bad enough.

We bought some poison, have to do it ourselves as no pest control here! Only bangladeshi maintenance workers who would probably come in, chase it around the kitchen and give me a stress attack.

The first poison, instructions in arabic seemed to be some kind of glue, think it must super glue the rat to the floor so you can bang it on the head. Second one I think is rat cruisine hopefully! Spoke to my neighbour earlier he saw one on his roof - they must have scattered from next doors fallen palm tree!!

Friend Margaret said rats can squeeze under doors, so as John is working I am taking me and my bladder out tonight for some retail theraphy.

 

Wish me luck

Fran x.

JaneW

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Hi Fran,I hope that the poison John put down works.

Rats are the only things that really freak me out.

I cannot stay in the house alone if a rats around.Once I was alone and I saw one scuttling in our cellar during a thunderstorm.I left the house and went shopping.

My John has a fear of spiders,he can just about cope with little ones but anything bigger makes him feel quite ill.

Enjoy your retail therapy.Love Jane XXXX

Eccles

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Hugs - poor you, that's horrible! Hope the nasty things will soon be gone!

Chrissy

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Hiya

 

Poor you!  Hope the rat poison works!  I remember talking to my Mum on the phone (we were living next to a field at the time) and there was a giant rat looking in the glass door at me.  I was relieved it was outside but screamed all the same!  Remember going to McDonalds with the children and because I saw a rat out the back of McDonalds, I could not eat a burger! (Yuck!)  I HATE RATS.  Hope it disappears soon! Chrissy xxx


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fran

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Thanks Jane, Eccles, Chrissie

 

Think the poison has been eaten, but not brave enough to investigate more. Have to wait for John to get up.

 

Love Fran x.

Morgana

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Ummm...*raises hand meekly*

 

I love rats...up until last year I had a pet albino one named Mrs Satan.  The only reason I didn't replace her when she died was because it is really awkward finding someone to rat-sit if you go on vacation!

 

I still have the cage, and do plan to get a new one...or two.  Right now I just have two hamsters (Sammy & Mouse), three budgies (Doris, Morris & Angelus) and a psychotic cat called Sheba who is on steroids for kidney failure...oh, and a share in my bro's Staffordshire Bull Terrier named Sasha!

 

*Backs out of thread quietly*

 

fran

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Morgana

 

Come back you!!  If this bloomin rat (which is still in kitchen) stays much longer I will be giving it a name.

My hubby has gone on his travels so its just me catty and ratty. So far maintenance have put rat cages down, I had to supply the edam!

Tomorrow should be interesting!

By the way love animals used to have a parrot, 3 dogs, 4 cats in UK. 

 

Love Fran x.

Eccles

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Don't know whether to wish that you find the cages full or empty tomorrow! lol

fran

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Hi Everyone

 

GOT IT!!!!

 

It was in the cage this morning, (medium size huge tail),  what a sense of relief. My kitchen looks like a bombs hit it.

At least I can get some sleep now.

 

Thanks everyone for your support

 

Love Fran x.

nina

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Hi Fran

So glad you have removed your guest I have been looking for the number for the pied piper but couldn't find it

I will carry on with my quest just in case it brought the family!

Take care

Eccles

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 What a huge relief! Hope someone else disposed of the nasty thing for you. Bet you're busy disinfecting everything in sight now.

fran

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Hi Everyone,

That was my worry Nina, ratty and co. Got a friend on the job he has gone to maintenance to tell them I am hysterical, only way to get things done around here!! (actually enjoying a de-caf)!  So they have to come and wire mesh the dryer outlet and cut the gas hose.

Hopefully ratty was on his own, repaired the dryer hose with tape and bashed it a few times. No movement thank god.

Have one more trap liberally pasted with pea-nut butter just in case.

You betcha Eccles disinfecting everything in sight.

Thank god were leaving in Oct after 11 years. I can actually drive a car again! 

 

Love Fran x.

 

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