I set up a Trap Cam… It’s not rats. It’s definitely not rats

I’m still plagued by the incessant scratching noises coming from my walls…  I’ve tried using traps, putting them out in different places, using different baits… sometimes nothing at all happens, the trap stays there for days, untouched.  Sometimes the traps are moved.  Sometimes they’re destroyed.  But in all these weeks, I’ve never actually caught anything – the only thing left behind has been green slime and a terrible odor.  I decided to try something different, just to understand what I was dealing with…  Now I wish I hadn’t.  God, I wish I hadn’t.

I bought a night vision camera, an infrared model I could plug in and set to record all night, watching a mousetrap.  I set it up near one of the traps and let it record, then I’d review the footage every day.  For four days nothing at all happened – the trap remained untouched and the footage was clear.  Then, this morning, the trap was gone and there was more of that green slime and that foul smell.  I checked the camera right away and…  I don’t know what it is; I can hear it, the green slime drips like, like drool…  and then whatever it is obscures the camera and takes the trap.  Continue reading

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