Tammy found some dead turklets.
We'd seen this before and figured rats had decided to expand their diet from stealing feed from the turklets to the turklets themselves. Not good.
|Caught in the Act!|
Tammy went to check the room the morning after we moved the turklets and found this rat stuck and unable to get out of its predicament. Queen Boss Tammy's wrath resulted in the smiting of said rat and it is no more.
If you are a farmer with animals, you have to know there will be rats. If you have livestock, you have to accept you will lose some of them. It doesn't make you happy, but there you are. But, it is even rarer to be given a gem like this after what could be termed a 'bad situation.'
The turklets are currently 'safe' and healthy. The nuggets are moved and out on pasture. And, the rat gave us an opportunity to laugh and have a little fun - at its expense. We put out some Facebook posts asking people to give us song titles that would fit the picture above. Here are our favorites that were submitted or mentioned:
Honorable Mention: Journey "Who's Crying Now?"
Number 10: Tonio K "You Don't Belong Here"
Number 9: Vigilantes of Love "It Could Be Alot Worse"
Number 8: Queen "Great King Rat"
Number 7: Giant "No Way Out"
Number 6: White Stripes "I Smell A Rat"
Number 4: Kerosene Halo "Bad Sense of Direction"
Number 3: Nitty Gritty Dirt Band "Stuck in the Middle"
Number 2: Kerry Livgren "Hindsight"
Number 1: NRBQ "Rats in My Room"
And a bonus: Princess Bride and the ROUS