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The RAT!!!

Well, the rats have struck again...
When we came back from our time in the states, we found that rats had made a home in our bathroom, but yesterday we had a new experience...
The last few days we thought we had heard some random rustling in the night, and thought we might have seen some droppings... so we thought that MAYBE we might have a mouse or something...
Well.... last night at about 1:30 AM, Adam and I were both woken up to a rustling... we both heard it and laid very still... Adam got out his cell phone and shone a light on my bedside table and thought he saw something. He then thought it was just a shadow or something, so we laid back down - only to hear another sound. I got up to go to the bathroom, and that's when Adam starting searching a little bit where he thought he heard the rat and he SAW it! He ran to the kitchen to get some sort of "weapon" to get the rat. I wasn't sure what he'd come back with, but he came back with our wiper (a big, long-handled squeegee). He then went to where he saw the rat... a pretty disturbing place if you ask me... it was in our BED! You see, here, our beds are kind of like big boxes. you don't store stuff under your bed, but inside of it. So your mattress is put on top of those boxes and if you want a headboard, it's screwed into the boxes. ANYWAY, the rat was inbetween the headboard and the mattress. Aparently that was his gateway from one side of the bed to the other and had been running back and forth that way for a while...
Adam grabbed the wiper and used it like a spear and got the rat. I won't go into any details - you can ask Adam if you really want to know :) Here's a pic of Adam trapping/killing the rat...
Here's Adam feeling like a hunter/gatherer or something like that - haha! You can see our wiper was broken in half from this experience... I'm telling you, you really don't want to know the details... The Rat wasn't huge (only about a foot long) but it was still a rat!!! He's in the bag Adam is holding...
We both laid in bed for a while after that... our adrenaline was kinda up and we couldn't go back to sleep - haha! I'm getting kinda tired of rats... at least this one was kinda clean looking and not a sewer rat! ick!! Really though, as gross as stuff like this is, it really keeps life exciting - and as much as I hate rats, I love funny experiences :) haha!

Comments

Christine said…
ummm...this is nasty!
Joy said…
Ok, that just might push me right over the edge!
Kelley said…
That is disgusting. Good job Adam!
Bri said…
Did you have the heebeegeebees after?
Heebeegeebees is a great word to describe how I would've felt! Good attitude! I am strongly opposed to all small creatures now (other than babies, haha) after Hunter got bitten by a poodle two days ago...
Arnold and Joy said…
Wow! You are much more brave than me! I think I would have climbed into bed with Aashini. And I thought my roach problem was bad!
GoVols said…
We want video!
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Erin G said…
your husband rocks. I'm pretty sure I would have thrown up. I'm also pretty sure I have never seen a rat in real life, because, um... a FOOT long? that's not a rat that's a DOG. Or a small horse.

Ew.
Meagan said…
um, if "about a foot" is not a huge rat out there, I don't want to know what is!
TASTE and SEE said…
That happened to Allen and I last summer. First we had mice and then a giant rat.
gloria said…
Oh Gosh, That was s funny blog. Sounds like the rat got the sqeegeebeegees.LOL
Anonymous said…
Ack!!!!!
Autumn said…
That is so gross! Glad you got him!
Jill said…
if a foot-long rat is small, i'd hate to see what the average size rat is!! EEK!
Bronie said…
geez! i'm not sure i could go back to sleep either... EVER! i freak out over mice so i'm pretty sure a rat would send me right over the edge. yay adam for manning up and getting that sucker! i've seen those traps that catch mice so you can then release them unharmed (so they can laugh at you and come back in your house), and i say NO WAY! there should be no catch and release for rodents. they must be destroyed!! ok. sorry. you got me all worked up. so sorry about the rat. hope he was an only child.
allhisblessings said…
Let me preface this by saying, I like rats. I used to keep them as pets. BUT wake me up in the middle of the night with a huge strange rat crawling around in my bed and I would be FREAKING OUT. And probably never going back to sleep. AHckk!!!
Deanna said…
Adam is the MAN!!!
Tim said…
nope nope nope. wrong.
Diana said…
What a good husband you have! Way to go Adam protecting your family from the nasty rat. I've caught rats before but never living in my bed. Worst I had in my bed was giant cockroaches. Yech!

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