Re: [gardeners] Re: Birds /Mice

Jann (
Mon, 24 Mar 2003 18:04:31 -0600

We were talking about that tonight. I don't need the mess they will bring. 
So far there is no damage. But they are so big! Someone said they were 
probably packrats. But I don't think so. I did ident them. Or him.  And, 
remember, they are in/under the blackberry bushes. Those thorns tear me up. 
Guess I am on a mission!


At 04:00 PM 3/24/03 -0600, you wrote:
>If these are just big mice that means they will multiply like crazy and
>could possibly cause a health hazard in large enough numbers. If nothing
>else they may do some damage to your buildings if they are that type. If you
>don't have the heart to kill them at least remove them to some remote woods
>so they can't bother anyone else including you.
>Okie zone 7a
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Jann" <>
> > We also have discovered a new critter living in our blackberry bushes, a
> > Marsh Rice Rat. My grandson and Ed built Have-a-Heart traps so we could
> > catch one and identify them. Don't know exactly what to do with the fellas
> > now that I have idented them. They are not really rats but a variety of
> > mice. I have mousers (cats) but these guys are BIG!!!