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Another rat at the bird feeder

Forums Hunting Another rat at the bird feeder

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    Florida_Man
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    Neighbor behind me has hunting dogs. They leave food out and hose the feces into the storm water drainage, so I have to keep on top of these.

    I have a bird feeder set up and its a good kill zone for rats. Behind the KZ, on the other side of the fence, is a large oak tree.

    I take the shot from the comfort of my office. I have a 1/2" spinner at ground level that I use daily to keep sure of zero.

    PP700SA carbine 22 16gr Air Arms. They are hitting at the target around 12 FPE

    About 30 min after dark a rat came along.

    Put on the NVG's and turned on the IR light.

    I hope that this guy comes along tonight and cleans up

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    survivor45
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    Great footage. I like how you posted it. 
    I also get possums. I don’t shoot them. But sometimes it is frustrating when they eat the bait I set out for the rats haha 

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    Florida_Man
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    survivor45

    Great footage. I like how you posted it. 
    I also get possums. I don’t shoot them. But sometimes it is frustrating when they eat the bait I set out for the rats haha 

    Thanks, it was the first time I posted after making a gif from the video. 
     

    this possum likes flesh. It leaves the bird food alone. Usually I only see it on the lawn. On the night I captured it on the feeder, a squirrel met its maker earlier in the day. The squirrel left behind a little brain an blood and the possum cleaned that up. 

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    L.Leon
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    Good shooting, enjoyed the brief video…

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    qball
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     Very nice shot!!!

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    Florida_Man
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    Thanks guys. I'm working on getting some better night vision stuff that can also record.

    This is my view and my setup. It's just a Yi home camera under a paint bucket liner. Its endured through torrential downpours. It runs on a couple cheap walmart battery packs.

    At ground level you can see the spinner I use to check my zero

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    Florida_Man
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    Equipment on the ready

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    Ranchibi
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    Great shot and gif! Nice clean up crew.

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    Corbin
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    That set up is awesome great shot! 

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    jpmorgan
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    Great shot and setup! Trying to figure out something myself so I can get rid of the rats we have. 

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    Florida_Man
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    jpmorgan

    Great shot and setup! Trying to figure out something myself so I can get rid of the rats we have. 

    Have you identified the nesting area or forage route? I set my kill zone on my property closest to the outbuildings I believe they are living in on two neighboring property. It turns out they use my fence as a thoroughfare for foraging. 
    Next is a safe kill zone. Could be as easy as a couple logs you can move. 
    Final is bait. I tried dog food, rodent food, human foods like cheese and peanut butter. Turns out mine prefer fruit and nut bird food I already use. 
    I have heard some rats remember IR light , but I keep one on in my backyard so it’s always there

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    Florida_Man
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    Caught another before going to bed last night. This was my first time putting the NVS30 into use. The focus was fine on the monitor, but the recording came out a little soft. I have some more work to do there. I am happy with the setup because I can keep my primary scope on.

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    Ranchibi
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    Great shot! The video is good enough to see! Nice catch cup too 😂.

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    Florida_Man
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    They like to do their death flop in the feed cups. They like peanut suet the best. https://www.chewy.com/cs-peanut-suet-nuggets-wild-bird-food/dp/133241

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    douger
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    right in the feeder hope something eat that 

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