rats in war

Should trenches always have a cat or some animal to catch vermin? I was watching a documentary filmed in a Ukrainian trench and the disease-spreading fricks ate through their generator wiring and stole ones kit kat.

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >and stole ones kit kat.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      ?si=eLg0xw41ETP6CiSy&t=163

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >rats just crawling around inside your trench
        homie set a trap or something

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The rats have thrown their lot in with the monke. All must be destroyed.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Imagine fighting trench warfare and some Black person rat steals your kit Kat while you get your 2 hours of sleep

        I'd turn into Jerry from Tom and jerry

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Tom is the cat you moron

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Reminds me of a story I read in Nat Geographic years ago. These guys were traveling to the north pole and one of them had packed a pipe so he could enjoy a smoke when he got there. When they get there the dude busts out his pipe and discovers a mouse had eaten the little bit of tobacco he brought.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I've seen mice eat some weird shit. The weirdest had to be the wire for the light sensor for a garage door opener. The second weirdest was a bunch of ant traps I put out. I assume those mice all died. I've also had them lick the rims of jarred pickles. At least I assumed that's what they were doing because there was so much poop and pee residue on the jar lids

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I've had them eat the PVC jacket on my Ethernet cable(s). Fricking mice.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            They once chewed through the support straps on my engine and cost me several thousand dollars
            Now I keep a pan with a sponge with peppermint oil under my car as well as several sonic emitters nearby

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Metal support straps? I have an old hunk of aluminum junk that squirrels chewed a hole in as well; thank god it wasn't anything important, I just found it in the woods. I keep it mostly as a curio/"how the frick" kind of thing. Maybe I'll integrate it into a taxidermy scene one day.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                No it wasn't metal....
                I think, I forgot the name of what it was they chewed through

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I wouldn't worry-concern about it, man-thing.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Get a trench snake, if you know what I mean.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Ok, now what?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Get a trench snake, if you know what I mean.

        ?

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Honestly, cats aren't that good for rat-catching in trenches. They're ambush predators that need partial concealment to hunt efficiently; leaving just a handful of places in a trench or bunker they can actually attack from. It's rare to find a cat (that isn't starving) that will actively chase even the smallest prey.

    Ratting dogs are more aggressive, but they rely on straight-aways to take advantage of their sudden sprints and the rat's natural affinity to duck for corners and cover; making them fairly good, but really only in the actual trenches. The main problem comes from using water to flood and flush out rats into the dog's path; not something you want to do in an earthen structure.

    I think your best bet is a tame mustelid, like a weasel or mink. They're tunnel-fighters that will actively pursue rats into their dens and evoke such fear from rodents that they rarely even attempt to fight. Simply block ratholes, leaving only one path out and set it to work. If your rats do manage to escape by tunneling between sorties, they'll happily chow down on any young left there, destroying all progress the rats have made.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Pretty much this.
      Cats will kill rats, but they generally prefer smaller prey like mice. Their mere presence is a deterrent though, rodents will avoid their smell, so while they are not optimal ratters you'd still want them around.
      Terriers and ferrets are much better at killing rats.

      But remember, the #1 way you control any kind of vermin is to cut off their food supply. You can kill roaches, rats, ants, etc, 24-7 but unless you're eliminating what is attracting them in the first place it is a never-ending battle. That's why hygiene and cleanliness is so important. Anything the rats could eat like dead bodies, scraps, food, need to be disposed of it at all possible.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        A very good point. Preventative maintenance is always preferable to repair.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        seems like using minks to flush them to the terriers would be a good idea

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          You run the risk of an overeager mink being mistaken for sport by the dog, but if you're careful, it can work.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        well put anon

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >I watched that Mink Man youtube channel
      >the post

      understandable have a nice day

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I had no idea this existed. When I was a kid my uncle trained a weasel to do something similar, but this guy managed to get a mink to do it with a lead on, and to swap rat corpses for treats. What a legend.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      There's some dude on YouTube who does that. Fricking hilarious, they go right into the rat burrows and the rats just sit there while they get their throats ripped out.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >I think your best bet is a tame mustelid, like a weasel or mink

      https://youtube.com/shorts/vMBGR-ic83U?si=sH5_WiJr50uUciPW

      this one is tame af and I'm surprised he's not going for the neck of the soldier. There was a vid last summer where one evicted a pair of soldiers from the trench they were digging.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >There was a vid last summer where one evicted a pair of soldiers from the trench they were digging

        found it

        ?si=-mV6M54sssSmGam9

        not sure i want that thing in the same trench as me

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >marbled polecat
          very cool critters

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous
        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          something bigger will just take the rats place.

          I like how they are at war but try to remove the animals alive when they get in the way

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Trombley, I keep telling you, we don't shoot dogs, we shoot people. And we generally only shoot people if we have to.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This reads like Vatniks bullshit but about cats. Is that what it's supposed to be?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Mustelids are evil and should all be shot whenever found in non-native territory. They are the ziggers of the animal world

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        It would be more fun to shoot you though.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Incorrect
          I shoot back
          Serves em right for trying to get at my chickens btw
          We've executed around 3 so far.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Chickens are tasty, I hope they eat their fill.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Haven't seen a mink in about a year, I think they're all dead
              We also kill otters, do you like otters too?

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Big industrial mouse traps.
    Or a suppressed .22 pistol

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Crosman 2240 (or whatever the handcranked version model # is) and a parachute pellet mold.

  6. 1 month ago
    Manslick
    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Wtf i love ziggers now

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      it's over

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    A single incendiary lore of fire mage on a dragon can wipe out a full Skaven army. Phoenixes are also great with their fire vortex. Noble on chariots are absolute death machines against Skaven as well.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      No you stupid Black person, all of those get chewed to shit by ratlings and jezzails, especially the flyers if you end up against an engineer or caster with warp gale.
      And given that these are trench variety rats, you'll face a lot of all of that.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    something bigger will just take the rats place.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      That is an especially ugly dog

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      U think they ate it?

      how many people do you think have died to rats in war? i'm not talking through disease, i mean actually being eaten by rats. like in their sleep or something.

      Knew a guy who lost a toe to rats. He was old school ussr type and made a replacement toe outta wood. One night he got drunk and fell off a mountain. One of the village prostitutes who was preggo with his kid took his peg toe as a momento

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Good ol Pegtoe Pete. He's the king of the tundra beat.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Polish mercenaries confirmed

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Those frickers aim for the Achilles and have teeth that can bite through boots.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous
  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Some frickhead left a bunch of half eaten food laying around at the position we were sent to on my first deployment and he had to listen to the mice running round every night while we were trying to sleep. Eventually I started beatboxing at them. outside the trench we saw some rodents the size of a fricking cat. We heard noises that we thought were ziggers sneaking up on us, and only realized it was just rodents of unusual size when we searched with a thermal. Those things are a fricking problem.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You specifically want a bigger male cat that was raised outdoors as a kitten, they will shred A rat and send his mates packing

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    how many people do you think have died to rats in war? i'm not talking through disease, i mean actually being eaten by rats. like in their sleep or something.

  12. 1 month ago
    Greased Geese

    my grandfather didnt tell me much about his time in the pacific but he did tell me that he spent alof of time walking around an airfeild blasting rats with a shotgun to keep them from eating the wires out of the planes.

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I am opposed to animal cruelty. No animals should be exposed to a warzone. Dumping hundreds and thousands of cats into targeted positions and just letting them run loose in the middle of combat and artillery barrages (etc.) is inhumane. No.

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Seeing how even force and police dogs will piss themselves when someone lights a fireworks battery, I don't wanna imagine them in a claustrophobic trench in a rolling 203mm barrage.

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Feels Good, Man.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Crazy how the rats follow the square borders of Alberta. Do they have a pact with the government there?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Goverment spends hundreds of thousands to kill any within 10 miles of their border. Can get a few thousand if you find one and report it as well.
        Map is kind of shit. No rats in the majority of BC either, as well as the territories. Most of Canada is actually rat free.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Damn, well why aren't we doing it? ("We" being the entire rest of the world)

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Because rats are really hard to kill.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            because rats are friends

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          whenever I'm reminded Alberta is rat free I want to fill several crates full of rats and deposit them within Alberta.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Seething pajeet in Toronto detected.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >Can get a few thousand if you find one and report it as well.
          Time to start breeding them then

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Let Alberta and Saskatchewan join USA and we will share all kinds of esoteric knowledge with you. You will also get two new red states…

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >Let Alberta and Saskatchewan join USA
          You just need to pass a referendum requesting membership in the United States. If the Canadian government tries to stop you, ask the U.S. to annex the territories and invite them in to kick out the Canadian military. and, you're done. The U.S. would nut so hard it would break several major fault lines if there was a chance to sink its fangs into all those natural resources. Canada wouldn't stand a chance. The only thing stopping you is you.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            can't help but wonder what that referendum would look like, if only people from those provinces would be allowed to vote. From what I gather most of them fricking hate the rest of canada. But they still have their own culture and I assume wouldn't want to become american

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        they come to BC more fruit trees and the rats can sleep outside during the winter.

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    would honestly make more sense to just have some snap traps. I have mice even though I've blocked literally every entrance off. Traps do 90% of the work, the cat does the 10% the traps miss.

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