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What should I do with a rat after I catch it?

If you have a trapped rat that you now need to find something to do with, we’re assuming you have used “humane” live cage traps, or a similarly designed humane trap of some sort, and that’s precisely one of the reasons why we do not advise them. Once you have done the job, so to speak, you will then need to find something to do with that live rat. And, if you have a large infestation, that something will need to be continued over and over again.

We would always advise using lethal snap traps if you have a rat infestation, mostly for this reason.

If you have a trapped rat that you now need to free, we would always recommend that you do this many miles away from your home. You will need to remember that these animals are transient animals. They often wander for miles on the hunt for food, and a group of rats can move around quite a bit in their short lifetimes. They managed to make it from one side of the world to the other after all. We would advise at least ten miles from your home if possible.

When you release this animal, release it during the day, preferably in the morning. The rat then has the greatest chance of survival. At night, there are other predators that can easily get to it. During the day, it will be able to find somewhere it can try to call its home for a while. This creature will need to find a source of food and water, as well as shelter from predators, before nightfall. they are nocturnal creatures, but they tend to nap their day away, rather than sleep the entire way through.

The fact of the matter is rats very rarely survive when you trap them using live cage traps and then release them back into the wild. Rats aren’t exactly “wild” these days. They don’t live in the great outdoors. When you release a rat into the wild, it will come across a number of predators that it won’t find in high human traffic areas, such as coyotes and hawks.

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