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gunflint

Is it just us or does there seem to be a large increase in the mouse population this year?

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monstermoose78

We must need more Pine Martins

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sachem longrifle

This time of year, all the babies are grown up and they move to find warm places for winter. So it seems like there is alot

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protrapper

We got plenty of martens. Need higher limit. grin.gif

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monstermoose78

Shhh we need more martins to eat the mice so we can trap more martins.

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evntam

Sorta off the subject. I went solo to Lake Sag (2 brother in laws cancelled on me last minute due to a work project) in Sept of 1995.

I had a good time and fishing was excellent, except that the darn mice chewed their way into my tent, and kept running accross my face at night. Geez, I still get the shivers thinking about the rodent droppings I probably ate while I slept....

I woke up once and tried to find the bugger, and saw dozens of them. Thanks for the reminder.....

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Surface Tension

evntam, wow. I would have shook out the sleeping bag and slept in the boat.

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evntam

ST:

It was raining too - seriously. I got up, lit the coleman lantern, and read a book under a tarp. The buggers kept running over my feet as I sat there reading. I broke camp in the AM.

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wyldewal

From what I've heard is with the lack of rain this year most of the mouse and rat broods survived. In a normal year a lot of babys mice and rats are killed when their nest and burrows are flooded from the rain. It's a nasty cycle more babys survive and produce more babys. And mice and rats have multipule broods every year and reach sexual maturity very young.

Evntam, all I can say is yuck. ooo.gif

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