Grabbing a rat by its tail

Nothing to do with poltics or unfaithful partners.

I found a trio of dead rats in the barn, half grown & then loading some small bales, I saw another one same size but very much alive. It dived between two bales but its tail was visible, should I have grabbed it.
 
Only thing I’d say against doing that,be it alive or dead is that it’s tail drags through it’s p*ss which is your best chance of getting weils
I had a decent pair of gloves on & a good thick jumper, but still dare not do it. Must have stood there 3 minutes deciding what to do, tried stamping between the bales, it ran off.

Regarding weils sooner rats are dead, less weils in the enviroment.
 

Bald Rick

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Livestock Farmer
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Anglesey
I had a decent pair of gloves on & a good thick jumper, but still dare not do it. Must have stood there 3 minutes deciding what to do, tried stamping between the bales, it ran off.

Regarding weils sooner rats are dead, less weils in the enviroment.

A cornered rat will - if it decides to attack rather than flee - goes for the throat
Never give them a chance to attack


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Even a highly venomous snakes legs it …

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Exfarmer

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Bury St Edmunds
Nothing to do with poltics or unfaithful partners.

I found a trio of dead rats in the barn, half grown & then loading some small bales, I saw another one same size but very much alive. It dived between two bales but its tail was visible, should I have grabbed it.
Most definitely , but in the same move smack its head hard on the floor
 

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Five nature-recovery projects spanning 100,000ha launched

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Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland

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Five nature-recovery projects spanning nearly 100,000ha across the West Midlands, Cambridgeshire, the Peak District, Norfolk and Somerset have been announced by the government and Natural England today (Thursday, May 26).

This is the equivalent in size to all 219 current National Reserves.

The aim of the projects is to deliver nature recovery at a landscape scale, helping to tackle biodiversity loss, climate change and improve public health and well-being.

All five projects will make a significant contribution towards the national delivery of the international commitment to protect at least 30% of land and...
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