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So I've been hearing this sound in my downstairs master bathroom. The sound of grinding and scratching. At first I thought I was crazy. I thought I was hearing Pumpkin upstairs in her litterbox (which is in the upstairs bathroom above the master). But earlier this week the sound got dramatically louder. Even my wife could hear it. It was time to take action.
So I called an exterminator. He came out on Friday and crawled through both of the attics. He found mouse droppings (as well as bat droppings from a previous infestation) and laid out traps to try to trap the "mouse."
But as of this morning, I was still hearing the sound.
So I popped open the plumbing access panel and looked inside. I couldn't see any animals (one of my big fears was that I was going to look in there and some animal was going to come flying out at me). But I could see where most of the noise was coming from. There were a large number of rocks underneath the tub, looking like they came from a hole in the slap.
At this point, I'm still operating under the assumption that whatever it is is either a  mouse or a rat. I left a couple of glue boards and a couple of snap-traps underneath the tub. Hopefully, in a few days, I'll be able to report success.

Cat Antics

Aug. 25th, 2010 03:02 pm
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This morning, we were awoken around 5:30 am by what can only be described as one of the most godawful sounds you can ever hear - the sound of a wounded, trapped animal.

Our cat, Pumpkin, had gotten herself trapped, dangling upside down, in the kitchen blinds. The way our kitchen is laid out, there's a small table pushed up against the window where my wife's computer is, and Pumpkin likes to jump up on the table, poke her head through the blinds and look out. What looks like happened is she was trying to get behind the blinds and walk along the windowsill. I've seen her try to do this in other places in the house, and I always yell at her when she tries to do it.

Well, this time, she fell, tried to claw for the blinds, and got caught in them being held by her claws dug into one of the slots. Dangling upside down, supported by only her claw and some of the blind rope.

My wife was able to get her extracted and she limped around for a little bit, mostly from what I bet was soreness, and we tried to get back to sleep. By this morning, though, she seemed to be all okay.


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