I Smell A Rat

Literally. We thought the garbage contained something that had rotted, but today was garbage day, the garbage has been gone for hours, and the smell is utterly pervasive inside the house. I was the one who noticed that the smell appears to emanate from the attic hatch, and Stella agrees. Neither of us old folks can climb the attic stairs, so we’ll have to pay someone to find and dispose of whatever it is. (It’s not one of our cats; both of them are accounted for.)

I’ll never use the phrase “I smell a rat” quite so casually again!


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  • MandT  On Tuesday October 18, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    This time of the year, they start to come in through pipe openings under the house or through attic vents. Norwegian rats are climbers and fruit eaters. So, here in wine country they come in the thousands. When the vineyards start their eradication programs the rats head for town and easier pickings like apple trees.

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