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Rat shooting cancelled

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Tonto1966, May 28, 2014.

  1. Tonto1966

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    Supposed to be shooting rats tonight,hoying it down with rain, mate said rats would not be out tonight in rain! Is he right? Even though didn't fancy it in the rain
     
  2. Ganton Gunner

    Ganton Gunner Super Duper Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    im not sure that rats are very bothered about the rain
     
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    I think it's the ratter and not the rats that's worried about the rain. :):)
    Cheers Andy
     
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    I have noticed not as many rabbits about when it is raining rats might be the same
     
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    had some great nights rabbiting in the rain
     
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    never seen it raining rats though :)
     
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    I don't think they like it particularly, it definitely keeps the numbers down, but you'll still see one or two - generally scuttling from one piece of cover to another.
     
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    Rats aren't bothered about the rain ;)
     
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    on my perm they don't come out, its normal for between 6 to a dozen rats per visit but the other night all i saw was one rat stick he's paw out, felt the rain and said "sod this im staying in to watch B G T " :D
     
  10. Tonto1966

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    Ha so rats do have sense
     
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    I have an excellent rat perm, but when it's raining they do not come out to play, I have tried a few times and its a complete waste of time, so I head into the buildings instead or go pub !
     
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    I have honestly noticed when it was rainy and/or windy I have seen far less rats ?
    I have only shot rats in the outdoors though, so in a barn it could well be different .
     
  13. Steve K

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    I used to have a shoot at a local stable, they had a severe rat problem, we used to sit out in all weathers shooting big numbers of them. Torrential rain, wind, snow and blazing heat, the only thing they didn't seem to like was getting shot.

    Rats aren't fazed too much by anything including water, that's why there's so many in the sewers ;)
     
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    So it is a mixed response, some say they don't come out in rain, but some say doesn't bother them!,
     
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    Many people won't actually see or know for sure what happens on their shoot because they don't go out in the rain themselves. ;)
     
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    out yesterday in rain seen 2 rabbits no rats
     
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    I kid you not :) , maybe just certain shoots then ?
     

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