and so, yes we had a raton on our coachhouse roof. thankfully he showed his lil self before trying to gain entry into interior of boat. he was a cute lil disease addled thing with a scaly tail. pretty coloring, and nosey. he tried 2 times to enter– both times caught in the act. he first appeared when the field next to my boat was mowed and raked. no more homes, seeking new ones, found a plantain on my binnacle and the war began.
ok. each of th e 3-4 days he stayed on the roof i washed well the roof and decks. changed the screens and made sure all is well and intact. checked the hawse cap for tightness and weight. washed the decks again.
my mechanic brought some sticky traps and i loaded 2 while wearing gloves and caught the not so cute anymore critter last night and dispo’d it.
now cats are weird.. they each have a different reaction and response to this situation.. chico gets excited and runs like he was shot, and bubba lies down on top of the location of the intruder. so between the 2, we deaded one rodent. still donot trust the lil guys, am keeping traps ready and watching closely and putting frisbies on my lines until i can get rat preventer cones.
and yeah i thought shorty was a good name for a cause of pestilence notorious world wide.
oh but they sooo cute…
oh yeah. carnaval begins tomorrow….. week after carnaval we de-mast this boat.