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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-16-2012, 10:00 PM Thread Starter
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Seen one with my own eyes today while sucker fishing lol

Little video

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-16-2012, 10:10 PM
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what is it? the video is clear however i can only see the water moving
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-16-2012, 10:11 PM Thread Starter
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lol its a rat you can see its little head
It is hard to see
It almost came closer but went under
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-17-2012, 12:38 AM
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That's what I was going to ask until I saw the last post. You bettersend that video to the game commission for verification because I thought muskrats were extinct in this state!

The horizon is your starting point.
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-17-2012, 09:33 PM
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I saw one the other day when I was beaver trapping. There were rat turds on about every log in that area.
Saw a mink cross the rd this week, too, in broad daylight, a male looked like. Breeding season!
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-17-2012, 10:14 PM
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<span style="font-weight: bold">Old Timy Alert</span> Proceed with caution

Until 20-25 years ago, rats were as plentiful as all get out around here. Old Herbie lived down the hill from me when I was a kid. He was a grown man with a good job on the Turnpike so he didn't have much time for trapping. One season opener he took all his traps, all 12 #1 Victor longsprings, and set then a couple of hundred yards from his house in an old section of the Union Canal and a tiny pond about the size of the average living room. [Stop me if you've heard this before] The next morning, Sunday morning, be-darned if Herbie didn't run the table. All 12 traps scored a rat. One check, 12 rats. I caught many-a-rat, but I never tied or beat that record.

I trap mink because I don't know any better
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-17-2012, 11:43 PM
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Mink breeding occurrs in January/ early February.
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-19-2012, 11:52 PM
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been seeing rat sign while beaver trapping lately. enough that i may try trapping a few of them spots next year.

Now your diggin' where the 'tators are!
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-22-2012, 10:55 PM
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I wish the rats would come back the way they where. I saw one the other day and just sat and watched it.
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