The Rats of Nimh

| 10/14/2012 9:25:50 PM

Tags: rat invasions, Rats of Nimh, Diane Donovan,

Those who read Robert O’Brien’s book – or saw the movie of the same title – KNOW that Rats of Nimh are super-intelligent lab rats that escaped to wreck havoc on the world, much like an intellectual Willard.

What was left hanging in movie and book was exactly where the Rats of Nimh ultimately wound up.

 Rat Pack 

Well, I’ll tell ya where they wound up. In my barn. AND in the wall between the bathroom and my computer desk (just so they could (a) reach the attic and (b) annoy me with the pitter patter of little feetz.)

No trap will catch ‘em, only one kind of bar bait – the one located furthest from my house – will they touch, and the Rats of Nimh have a breeding cycle set to Overload: basically ya sees one rat, ya know 50 more were created last night and will emerge to conquer the world (our barn, specifically) in approximately two weeks.

What can be done in the face of super-intelligent rats intent on taking over the world? Why, fight fire with fire, of course.

10/15/2012 5:47:27 PM

I have wondered why nothing seems to eat rats Mine are so healthy. I have everything in garbage cans or glass with metal tops--they eat right through plastic tops in no time. What about making a pet food from rats or with soring food prices maybe rat pie will be possible---anyone know what to do that is practical with rat meat??? My cats eat the mice but not the rats they catch.

10/15/2012 5:28:13 PM

Diane, you are so funny. I had to read your post a couple times before I really got it. Maybe if I'd watched the movies I would understand it better. In the prior to my current residence, I had a running contest through out the fall and winter about who could catch the most mice. We could hear them having babies in the walls. I guess they moved out in the summer because we never had mice issues in the summer. However summer would be the peak of flea invasion season. Have a great mouse free day.

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