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Re: Return of the Mighty Observations Thread

Posted: 24 Jan 2023, 6:54pm
by revbob
Man urinating onto Manhattan subway tracks falls off platform, fatally struck by train

https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny ... 1918&lctg=

Re: Return of the Mighty Observations Thread

Posted: 24 Jan 2023, 7:17pm
by Sparky
revbob wrote:
24 Jan 2023, 6:54pm
Man urinating onto Manhattan subway tracks falls off platform, fatally struck by train

https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny ... 1918&lctg=
Charles Darwin would be proud.

Re: Return of the Mighty Observations Thread

Posted: 24 Jan 2023, 7:19pm
by Flex
Sparky wrote:
24 Jan 2023, 7:17pm
Charles Darwin would be proud.
Reminds me of those Darwin Awards books. Extremely mean-spirited, even cruel, in retrospect but I got a chuckle out of those back in my ignorant youth.

Re: Return of the Mighty Observations Thread

Posted: 24 Jan 2023, 11:32pm
by BostonBeaneater
Flex wrote:
24 Jan 2023, 7:19pm
Sparky wrote:
24 Jan 2023, 7:17pm
Charles Darwin would be proud.
Reminds me of those Darwin Awards books. Extremely mean-spirited, even cruel, in retrospect but I got a chuckle out of those back in my ignorant youth.
Sort of like the Herman Cain Award for COVID deniers who get COVID and die. Very funny and enjoyable while callous and meanspirited at the same time.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herman_Cain_Award

Re: Return of the Mighty Observations Thread

Posted: 27 Jan 2023, 7:34pm
by revbob
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They're here...

I couldn't get a comprehensive pic but there was literally a couple thousand of these fuckers

Re: Return of the Mighty Observations Thread

Posted: 27 Jan 2023, 7:36pm
by Dr. Medulla
revbob wrote:
27 Jan 2023, 7:34pm
20230126_171944.jpg

They're here...

I couldn't get a comprehensive pic but there was literally a couple thousand of these fuckers
You're screwed, Tippi.

Re: Return of the Mighty Observations Thread

Posted: 29 Jan 2023, 8:25pm
by Dr. Medulla
I’ve wondered for awhile whether we have a mouse/mice because every so often both we and the cats seem to think there’s something in the walls. There’s no other evidence for it, and if a mouse showed up on the main floor two of our cats are solid killers. But I decided I should get a trap, much as I was squeamish about it. I found one online that is supposedly more humane—it delivers an electrical shock for instant death—and decided, okay, no suffering. Went out to the hardware store and went to the pest control section, and winced at the products proudly announcing “kill” and “death” and got weirded out, just couldn’t do it. I know, I know, but that’s how I am w/r/t killing. But then I saw some kind of hypersonic doohickey that supposedly emits a painful sound that only rodents can hear. I have no idea whether it works, but I saw it as an escape hatch and snapped it up. We’ll see if anything happens or doesn’t (of course, if there were no mice, who know if it works), but I avoided a kill device for now.

Re: Return of the Mighty Observations Thread

Posted: 29 Jan 2023, 8:29pm
by Flex
Dr. Medulla wrote:
29 Jan 2023, 8:25pm
I’ve wondered for awhile whether we have a mouse/mice because every so often both we and the cats seem to think there’s something in the walls. There’s no other evidence for it, and if a mouse showed up on the main floor two of our cats are solid killers. But I decided I should get a trap, much as I was squeamish about it. I found one online that is supposedly more humane—it delivers an electrical shock for instant death—and decided, okay, no suffering. Went out to the hardware store and went to the pest control section, and winced at the products proudly announcing “kill” and “death” and got weirded out, just couldn’t do it. I know, I know, but that’s how I am w/r/t killing. But then I saw some kind of hypersonic doohickey that supposedly emits a painful sound that only rodents can hear. I have no idea whether it works, but I saw it as an escape hatch and snapped it up. We’ll see if anything happens or doesn’t (of course, if there were no mice, who know if it works), but I avoided a kill device for now.
Alternative idea: just tell Beanie that you have squirrels in the walls and let nature take its course.

Re: Return of the Mighty Observations Thread

Posted: 29 Jan 2023, 8:39pm
by Dr. Medulla
Flex wrote:
29 Jan 2023, 8:29pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
29 Jan 2023, 8:25pm
I’ve wondered for awhile whether we have a mouse/mice because every so often both we and the cats seem to think there’s something in the walls. There’s no other evidence for it, and if a mouse showed up on the main floor two of our cats are solid killers. But I decided I should get a trap, much as I was squeamish about it. I found one online that is supposedly more humane—it delivers an electrical shock for instant death—and decided, okay, no suffering. Went out to the hardware store and went to the pest control section, and winced at the products proudly announcing “kill” and “death” and got weirded out, just couldn’t do it. I know, I know, but that’s how I am w/r/t killing. But then I saw some kind of hypersonic doohickey that supposedly emits a painful sound that only rodents can hear. I have no idea whether it works, but I saw it as an escape hatch and snapped it up. We’ll see if anything happens or doesn’t (of course, if there were no mice, who know if it works), but I avoided a kill device for now.
Alternative idea: just tell Beanie that you have squirrels in the walls and let nature take its course.
Then I have a Beaneater infestation in my home. :yuck:

Re: Return of the Mighty Observations Thread

Posted: 29 Jan 2023, 8:47pm
by Mimi
Dr. Medulla wrote:
29 Jan 2023, 8:39pm
Flex wrote:
29 Jan 2023, 8:29pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
29 Jan 2023, 8:25pm
I’ve wondered for awhile whether we have a mouse/mice because every so often both we and the cats seem to think there’s something in the walls. There’s no other evidence for it, and if a mouse showed up on the main floor two of our cats are solid killers. But I decided I should get a trap, much as I was squeamish about it. I found one online that is supposedly more humane—it delivers an electrical shock for instant death—and decided, okay, no suffering. Went out to the hardware store and went to the pest control section, and winced at the products proudly announcing “kill” and “death” and got weirded out, just couldn’t do it. I know, I know, but that’s how I am w/r/t killing. But then I saw some kind of hypersonic doohickey that supposedly emits a painful sound that only rodents can hear. I have no idea whether it works, but I saw it as an escape hatch and snapped it up. We’ll see if anything happens or doesn’t (of course, if there were no mice, who know if it works), but I avoided a kill device for now.
Alternative idea: just tell Beanie that you have squirrels in the walls and let nature take its course.
Then I have a Beaneater infestation in my home. :yuck:
But he's easier to trap. Just put out some beer and seafood and you have him.

Re: Return of the Mighty Observations Thread

Posted: 29 Jan 2023, 9:04pm
by Flex
Dr. Medulla wrote:
29 Jan 2023, 8:39pm
Then I have a Beaneater infestation in my home. :yuck:
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Re: Return of the Mighty Observations Thread

Posted: 29 Jan 2023, 9:09pm
by Dr. Medulla
Mimi wrote:
29 Jan 2023, 8:47pm
But he's easier to trap. Just put out some beer and seafood and you have him.
But I'm still stuck with him.
Flex wrote:
29 Jan 2023, 9:04pm
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Ah, I stand corrected.

Re: Return of the Mighty Observations Thread

Posted: 29 Jan 2023, 9:27pm
by Kimmelweck
Dr. Medulla wrote:
29 Jan 2023, 8:25pm
I’ve wondered for awhile whether we have a mouse/mice because every so often both we and the cats seem to think there’s something in the walls. There’s no other evidence for it, and if a mouse showed up on the main floor two of our cats are solid killers. But I decided I should get a trap, much as I was squeamish about it. I found one online that is supposedly more humane—it delivers an electrical shock for instant death—and decided, okay, no suffering. Went out to the hardware store and went to the pest control section, and winced at the products proudly announcing “kill” and “death” and got weirded out, just couldn’t do it. I know, I know, but that’s how I am w/r/t killing. But then I saw some kind of hypersonic doohickey that supposedly emits a painful sound that only rodents can hear. I have no idea whether it works, but I saw it as an escape hatch and snapped it up. We’ll see if anything happens or doesn’t (of course, if there were no mice, who know if it works), but I avoided a kill device for now.
Try this and let us know how it goes:


Re: Return of the Mighty Observations Thread

Posted: 29 Jan 2023, 10:07pm
by Dr. Medulla
Kimmelweck wrote:
29 Jan 2023, 9:27pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
29 Jan 2023, 8:25pm
I’ve wondered for awhile whether we have a mouse/mice because every so often both we and the cats seem to think there’s something in the walls. There’s no other evidence for it, and if a mouse showed up on the main floor two of our cats are solid killers. But I decided I should get a trap, much as I was squeamish about it. I found one online that is supposedly more humane—it delivers an electrical shock for instant death—and decided, okay, no suffering. Went out to the hardware store and went to the pest control section, and winced at the products proudly announcing “kill” and “death” and got weirded out, just couldn’t do it. I know, I know, but that’s how I am w/r/t killing. But then I saw some kind of hypersonic doohickey that supposedly emits a painful sound that only rodents can hear. I have no idea whether it works, but I saw it as an escape hatch and snapped it up. We’ll see if anything happens or doesn’t (of course, if there were no mice, who know if it works), but I avoided a kill device for now.
Try this and let us know how it goes:

That seems a good option for a Beaneater infestation, too.

Re: Return of the Mighty Observations Thread

Posted: 29 Jan 2023, 10:15pm
by Kimmelweck
Dr. Medulla wrote:
29 Jan 2023, 10:07pm
Kimmelweck wrote:
29 Jan 2023, 9:27pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
29 Jan 2023, 8:25pm
I’ve wondered for awhile whether we have a mouse/mice because every so often both we and the cats seem to think there’s something in the walls. There’s no other evidence for it, and if a mouse showed up on the main floor two of our cats are solid killers. But I decided I should get a trap, much as I was squeamish about it. I found one online that is supposedly more humane—it delivers an electrical shock for instant death—and decided, okay, no suffering. Went out to the hardware store and went to the pest control section, and winced at the products proudly announcing “kill” and “death” and got weirded out, just couldn’t do it. I know, I know, but that’s how I am w/r/t killing. But then I saw some kind of hypersonic doohickey that supposedly emits a painful sound that only rodents can hear. I have no idea whether it works, but I saw it as an escape hatch and snapped it up. We’ll see if anything happens or doesn’t (of course, if there were no mice, who know if it works), but I avoided a kill device for now.
Try this and let us know how it goes:

That seems a good option for a Beaneater infestation, too.
For that, you’d probably need a bigger hole in the wall and a bigger bucket.