Sunday, August 29, 2010

Rats

So I went down the kitchen a few nights ago to get something to drink, and was pretty unpleasantly surprised when I saw a rat scurry across the kitchen.  Today I bought one of those sticky traps, and within a few hours it had caught the rat. 

I went and got a bat, covered it with a bag, and intended to end the rat's "suffering".  That was not an immediately popular idea with my wife, who as a Buddhist, believes in the sacredness of all life, including animals.  I explained that if I just threw the rat in the garbage, it would slowly starve to death, a fate much crueler than a swift end. 

So there is still one more trap up in case my first catch has friends.  I hope not.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

No pictures?

rackedout said...
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