I thought I heard some rats prowling around in my attic
again. So I thought before they could
get bolder and come down after my foodstuffs, I decided to get them first. I baited my rat trap with half a Julie’s Cracker
and left it on a ledge under the air-well.
Sure enough, next morning I heard scratching noises coming from the
trap. In the semi darkness I thought I
caught two of them together. But the
scratching noise sound too loud and violent to be made by rats. When I finally got the trap down, I saw who
else but our recent visitor (or maybe one of his relatives). He was
chewing on one of the steel springs in a desperate attempt to free himself.
Well, I just knew I couldn’t keep him all day in that little
trap. He might just hurt himself. So I had to let him go. However the very same evening he was back in
the attic and prowling around looking for more of Julie’s Crackers.