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Advice a question id be unsure on

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by crazymadfish, Apr 14, 2014.

  1. crazymadfish

    crazymadfish Well-Known Member

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    Now after hearing on the news about some rats some as big as 2ft big would a standard sub 12 be suitable on these or would it be inhumane to shoot as thats a big size but wouldnt like to take the risk personally myself just a thought especially for some of the more exlerienced people on here
     
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    I suppose they measure rats to include tails, and if this is the case then yes a sub 12ft/lb rifle would be fine. If you consider a fully grown rabbit would be the same size body without the tail?. Saying that, rats as big as that would be like spiders to me, ok at a distance but wouldn't like one on me.:eek:
     
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    Well given these rats are supposed to be poison proof it seems air rifles might have a bit of popularity with the general public,at least for a while.
     
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    Thanks guys just wasnt sure if it would be good enough i can see a lot of perms rising soon then if any of you get any be sure to post pics in appropriare forum :)
     
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    Don't wound it mate whatever you do,imagine one that size getting p****d off and heading for the throat.
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    Or just make sure ya got a big stick to hand !
     
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    As the article points out, there are also Coypu living out there. As they are a singular species but closely related to the beaver, I'd want to make sure it was definitely of the rattus genus before running to the papers with a photo of a dead non vermin species, however big it was!
    Regards, Stu
     
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    There not copyo mate and they shouldnt be here either realy jst lie gret squirel or mink they were introduced from south america lets face it copyo arnt going to be on tne streets of a city ;)
     
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    You'd be surprised, we've got terrapins in the canal here and it's filthy! Lol
     
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    Lol shocking mate but can imagine been allsorts of stuff been released here and caught at min are streams are olagued by a fish kids call bull heads there in all the water ways now
     
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    Not going to shoot anything just asking but would a sling shot be a good idea instead on these granted i have no perms or dont have any land so wouldnt even think about shooting anything as some people have done its just a thought for other members here who can or has the means to go out there and get some of these what im starting to call "monster rats"
     
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    We've also got ring neck parakeets in Sandwell and during the winter we've had seals up the Severn as far as bewdley, not bad considering we're supposed to be in the middle of our fair isle!
    Regards, Stu.
     
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    most of the rats on the ravenscliffe estate have two legs dave but going by the size of them bu**gers i feel a .30 cal is justified
    ped
     
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    Hahaha nice one ped yeah true matey but joking aside if that was in my garden where my kids played i wouldnt be impressed at all all these invasive animals need erradicating look at the damage greys and mink have doe to our natvie species now tney greys are killed by black squirels what chance do our native red have !!!!
     

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