Thursday November 16, 2022 Guerneville CA.
Van work on the spare tire mount
I had the new spare tire extension bracket ready to get welded on the mount. I needed a way to hold the parts accurately so the spare tire would fit on the bolts. I used clamps and magnets to get the thing in the right spot and not fall off.
So I thought the red squirrel was eating my avocados and it was.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,But.
So, I think I’m not going to get many of those avocados this year.
I watched the rats at the bait station last night. I’d put two more cubes of bait out that I”d smashed up coarsely in the container on the left. They seemed to like that best and ate most of it. I refilled that with two more smashed cubes of bait. None have touched the cubes on the right.
Some thoughts on the subject
It seems what I’ve done is establish a safe feeding station that they seem to trust, so they are taking the bait. But it also seems like they have an imprint of the green cubes and aren’t eating them, maybe something they are born with as it seems to be pretty universal as none have messed with the cubes. Only a couple mice tried them a bit, but just barely.
I also think that how good the bait works or not might have something to do with just how much food they have to eat in the area. I think they are more likely to eat more bait if that’s about all they have to eat in an area and also how many other rats and critters they have to compete with for food might have something to do with it too. There’s lots to eat around here, fruit and wild acorns and vegetables just to name a few things.
So now that I’ve been able to increase the amount of green bait they are eating, maybe I’ll see some action, er, I mean less action. :O)