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Truck problem
« on: January 19, 2019, 04:47:32 PM »
Thursday got in the truck to  take it to my mechanic as it was cutting out and the check engine light was on and while driving there the
engine would die on me at 50 mph .
Thank goodness I only had to go about 2 miles to his place.
Seems a rat built a nest in the hood insulation and chewed a bunch of wires and vacuum hoses . :bangheadonwall:
got it back Friday afternoon running great.
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Re: Truck problem
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2019, 06:06:45 PM »
That sucks. Dang critters can do alot of damage. We have Chipmonks do the same thing here. Little buggers are protected by law too,,,,,, until they do that.  :P

Red Squirrels are the worst here for chewing stuff. They are just a red rat IMO.

My Mom would NEVER allow us to shoot the groundhogs around her house.
She raised us all in a hunting family. Just cant shoot around the house.

Until a groundhog ate the bottom of the radiatior out of  her new Monte Carlo.
After that, the gloves were off,, we declared war on Punxsutawny Phil.  :th_thicon_funny:
We still tried to do the killin when she wasnt home,, but one time we was on the deck and a big old groundhog comes out of the shed and heads towards her car. She tells me to shoot it. All I had was a Beretta 92 with 124 grain FMJ. @ about 25 yards, Im banging away. You can hear the bullets slapping him and he is jumping around and twitching. The grass behind him was flying. I knew I was hitting him. That was obvious. I pretty much made him into a strainer. I think I gave him about 10 rounds.

He still made it in the hole, but Stevie Wonder coulda tracked him. The blood trail was pretty wide. I couldnt believe he didnt bleed out. Had to of been pure adrenaline running him.

Mom didnt understand how FMJ bullet's work. She said that was the toughest groundhog she ever seen.  :afraid4:   LMAO.  :th_thicon_funny:
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Re: Truck problem
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2019, 07:13:55 AM »
I had the same happen to me a few years ago (chewed wiring) The mice made a nest under the power distribution box (large fuse box) in the engine bay. They chewed the hell outta the wires. It took me over a week to figure it out. I repaired it all myself and then went to Academy and bought a vial of fox urine. About every three months I pop the hood and put one drop of the urine near the spot where the mice were going into the distribution center. Haven't had any problems since.
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Re: Truck problem
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2019, 07:58:21 AM »
Sitting vehicles are a critters favorite.
I have a Mustang that sits in my garage alot (04MACH1 W/66k)
About 2yrs back I drove it one day and my “brake” light was coming on and off I noticed. So I ckd under hood and a critter had eaten a hole in the top rear corner of the MC reservoir. WTF.
I hope the brake fluid killed his arse. Luckily no wiring or hoses and since then no more invasions. I am in SA but have a green belt close to me. So we have possums coons etc from there that visit us as well on occasion.




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Re: Truck problem
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2019, 05:56:05 PM »
I had the same happen to me a few years ago (chewed wiring) The mice made a nest under the power distribution box (large fuse box) in the engine bay. They chewed the hell outta the wires. It took me over a week to figure it out. I repaired it all myself and then went to Academy and bought a vial of fox urine. About every three months I pop the hood and put one drop of the urine near the spot where the mice were going into the distribution center. Haven't had any problems since.




I went today and also bought some Fox urine and did the wifes car and my truck.
will see  what happens if anything as my truck sits out all the time and we are  in a wooded area.
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Re: Truck problem
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2019, 07:27:46 PM »
Well it happened again, the RATS  chewed some more wiring around the engine and had to have it towed . :bangheadonwall:
Since the last time I have been spredding rat poison all around  and thought I had the problem solved.
Once its fixed It will be time to get rid of it and get me something that will fit in my garage.
Anyone interested in a 1998 Dodge extended cab w/ long bed.LOL
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Re: Truck problem
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2019, 08:03:35 PM »
You need a big ol' orange flat head tom cat. I had one when I was a kid. Natural born killers. Death on mice, rats and snakes.
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Re: Truck problem
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2019, 09:05:35 PM »
AT has the right idea. A tom cat, or an old momma cat, hanging around will keep rats, mice and snakes at bay.
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Re: Truck problem
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2019, 08:45:48 PM »
there are some stray cats in the neighbor and I see them quit often going threw my yard .
It seems that they are never around when the rats are.LOL
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Re: Truck problem
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2019, 09:40:09 PM »
A neighbor years ago, had a cat that liked to sleep under the hood of their Camero at night (yea you see it coming).  Normally the cat would scurry out when they opened the garage.

One morning (here it comes) the cat didn't get out in time.   


Was a mess to clean up.
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Re: Truck problem
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2019, 01:58:11 AM »
Quite some years ago, a man brought his ATV to our shop to be repaired. Wiring and just about every rubber hose chewed up! He would leave it in an old barn on his land around here. (he lived in Houston, and left the ATV up here for hunting, so he wouldn't have to keep hauling it back and forth.) Was a very expensive repair to say the least. IIRC, I think it was squirrels that did the damage to his ATV.
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Re: Truck problem
« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2019, 06:57:17 AM »
.....one time we was on the deck and a big old groundhog comes out of the shed and heads towards her car. She tells me to shoot it. All I had was a Beretta 92 with 124 grain FMJ. @ about 25 yards, Im banging away. You can hear the bullets slapping him and he is jumping around and twitching. The grass behind him was flying. I knew I was hitting him. That was obvious. I pretty much made him into a strainer. I think I gave him about 10 rounds.

He still made it in the hole, but Stevie Wonder coulda tracked him. The blood trail was pretty wide. I couldnt believe he didnt bleed out. Had to of been pure adrenaline running him.

Mom didnt understand how FMJ bullet's work. She said that was the toughest groundhog she ever seen.

LOL, Thx, DCD.

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Re: Truck problem
« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2019, 02:35:59 PM »
AT has the right idea. A tom cat, or an old momma cat, hanging around will keep rats, mice and snakes at bay.

well maybe.
the lady across the way keeps food out 24/7 for all "her" cats, and about
all the benefit i get from all those cats is the strong smell of cat piss at the
northwest corner of the house and flowerbeds full of cat turds.
i'm pretty certain they kill as many songbirds as they do rodents.
i do a better job with traps and poison.
mothballs work pretty good too. $1.00 at the dollar tree store
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Re: Truck problem
« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2019, 07:28:23 PM »
AT has the right idea. A tom cat, or an old momma cat, hanging around will keep rats, mice and snakes at bay.

well maybe.
the lady across the way keeps food out 24/7 for all "her" cats, and about
all the benefit i get from all those cats is the strong smell of cat piss at the
northwest corner of the house and flowerbeds full of cat turds.
i'm pretty certain they kill as many songbirds as they do rodents.
i do a better job with traps and poison.
mothballs work pretty good too. $1.00 at the dollar tree store

Well, if you feed them, they won't "hunt" for their food, so you have to not feed them, or feed them very little so they will hunt to supplement their diet.
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Re: Truck problem
« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2019, 03:17:56 PM »
AT has the right idea. A tom cat, or an old momma cat, hanging around will keep rats, mice and snakes at bay.

well maybe.
the lady across the way keeps food out 24/7 for all "her" cats, and about
all the benefit i get from all those cats is the strong smell of cat piss at the
northwest corner of the house and flowerbeds full of cat turds.
i'm pretty certain they kill as many songbirds as they do rodents.
i do a better job with traps and poison.
mothballs work pretty good too. $1.00 at the dollar tree store

Well, if you feed them, they won't "hunt" for their food, so you have to not feed them, or feed them very little so they will hunt to supplement their diet.

from what i've observed over the years, a lot of "wild" animals
"hunt" for the enjoyment of it as well as to fill a belly.
the current coyote problem in the frisco/plano area comes to mind.
i've heard for years that most wild animals won't try and attack
humans, but it's just a big bucket of hooey.
and i know for a fact that these "pet" cats around here get all the
food they can hold. they still kill protected songbirds and other
animals that stand still or are too slow to get away.
i don't believe in excusing pets and saying "it's just their nature"
and such when they kill whatever the reason. it's the owner's
responsibility to keep their pets restrained on their own property
and have them collared and tag in accordance with the law.
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Re: Truck problem
« Reply #15 on: April 18, 2019, 07:39:35 PM »
Well I won't be having anymore truck problems as it sold last night. :th_thicon_idea:
Now somewhere down the road I will be looking for something to drive .
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Re: Truck problem
« Reply #16 on: April 19, 2019, 01:04:41 PM »
Well I won't be having anymore truck problems as it sold last night. :th_thicon_idea:
Now somewhere down the road I will be looking for something to drive .

Hmmmm.................. :wave1:
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Truck problem
« Reply #17 on: April 23, 2019, 06:19:30 AM »
AT has the right idea. A tom cat, or an old momma cat, hanging around will keep rats, mice and snakes at bay.

well maybe.
the lady across the way keeps food out 24/7 for all "her" cats, and about
all the benefit i get from all those cats is the strong smell of cat piss at the
northwest corner of the house and flowerbeds full of cat turds.
i'm pretty certain they kill as many songbirds as they do rodents.
i do a better job with traps and poison.
mothballs work pretty good too. $1.00 at the dollar tree store

Well, if you feed them, they won't "hunt" for their food, so you have to not feed them, or feed them very little so they will hunt to supplement their diet.

from what i've observed over the years, a lot of "wild" animals
"hunt" for the enjoyment of it as well as to fill a belly.
the current coyote problem in the frisco/plano area comes to mind.
i've heard for years that most wild animals won't try and attack
humans, but it's just a big bucket of hooey.
and i know for a fact that these "pet" cats around here get all the
food they can hold. they still kill protected songbirds and other
animals that stand still or are too slow to get away.
i don't believe in excusing pets and saying "it's just their nature"
and such when they kill whatever the reason. it's the owner's
responsibility to keep their pets restrained on their own property
and have them collared and tag in accordance with the law.
That last part seems to ONLY apply to DOGS. People let their useless cats just roam free because they are “just cats”. And Im supposed to accept that and their stench in my yard.?Well the “just cat” population in my neighborhood is shrinking. Trapping and relocating them seems to be effective.

My dogs are all legal as far as tags and restricted to my yard.

Why the frick dont these folks do the same with these useless cats.

I keep my dog(s) and their crap in my yard. If you want to keep your cat around Id suggest you do the same.

They are released by me close to the airport where I work.
Lots of open spaces and wild things to feed um.

As long as they avoid the streets and cars they will live a long happy unbothered life. Or they can test the 9lives thing with the highway or airplanes.






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