I killed a home invader today.


February 4, 2003, 11:16 PM
I was cleaning my Enfield this afternoon in my garage when everything went down. I opened the garage door about half to let additional light in but kept it closed enough so no one could see what I was doing. Just after reassembling the Enfield I saw him out of the corner of my eyes in the driveway. I gave him a go away glare and that was when he made his advance on me. He came at me full force, I yelled at him to stop and to come no further but he did not listen. He was less then a yard away from me when my reflexes took over and I dispatched him with repeated blows from the Enfield.

I have his body nailed to the wall as a warning to all future invaders.

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February 4, 2003, 11:16 PM

February 4, 2003, 11:28 PM
well now I guess you could say an enfieild is a "mouse Gun??":D :neener:

Mike Irwin
February 4, 2003, 11:28 PM
That's gonna smell good in a couple of days...

February 4, 2003, 11:29 PM
Just like a Texican to beat a critter to death with a gun instead of shooting it. :)

February 4, 2003, 11:32 PM
Rest in peace, little guy.. LOL!:evil:

February 4, 2003, 11:33 PM
Did you use enough gun?

I'm thinking a rifle of a larger caliber may have a higher precentage for 1 shot/blow kills.

February 4, 2003, 11:34 PM
I have notified P.E.T.A and you should be expecting a "visit" shortly.


February 4, 2003, 11:40 PM
John, you pinhead...thread title actually made me jump!

Sorry I didn't get to come by last weekend. We could have had a mouse-B-que.

Lord Grey Boots
February 5, 2003, 12:14 AM
Love those brass butt plates....

February 5, 2003, 12:15 AM
RRRrrodent! :evil:

February 5, 2003, 12:17 AM
Invader? :what: OK, if you say so :scrutiny:

February 5, 2003, 12:22 AM
Poor ratone migelito:D :neener:

Kahr carrier
February 5, 2003, 12:33 AM
Yikes :what: Mouse Stew.:neener:

February 5, 2003, 01:02 AM
That was abusing your Enfield. :D

February 5, 2003, 01:15 AM
A true Texan would have put it in his Chili! :D

Good Shooting

February 5, 2003, 01:19 AM
A true Texan would have tied it behind his truck and dragged it until it died.:evil:

Sorry but I couldn't resist.:neener:

February 5, 2003, 01:34 AM
nice hunting skills. at my last apartment the mice were all over the dang place (no thanks to leaving dry pasta noodles in the lower cabinets). i was catching one a day with the trap and i killed three with my feet.
also caught one tiny little bugger, couldnt have been more than an inch from nose to tail. but he was half blind so i took pity on the cute critter and let him live.
its a good thing i didnt have my tarantulas at that time, or he'd have been dinner. turned him loose the day we moved out.

February 5, 2003, 01:41 AM
Looks like a snake snack to me.

Freedom in theSkies
February 5, 2003, 02:06 AM
That's gonna smell good in a couple of days...

Maybe he's just hangin' it till it gets nice and tender...:cool:

Jim March
February 5, 2003, 02:26 AM
Years ago I figured out how to make a completely humane mousetrap, when I was in a real dump :).

Buy a large bag o' nacho tortilla. The easy part: eat the nachos, 'cept for some residue at the bottom.

Put a bit of damp cloth or wet toilet paper in there...not much, just a spoonful.

Tape it in an upright position on the edge of a flat surface you know the mousies can get to.

You guessed it. Mouse jumps in but can't jump out. Make sure the bag has the wrinkles pressed out, otherwise they'll chew their way out. Carry bag to a nearby field the next AM and dump it. Or for max fun, hold it up by the tail to your roommate's girlfriend :neener:.

(Oh, you're asking "why the wet cloth or whatever"? So the "prisoner" has something to drink. OK, I admit it, I'm soft. Sigh.)

February 5, 2003, 10:02 AM
You need a 9mm cat :D

February 5, 2003, 11:10 AM
ahh nevermind

February 5, 2003, 11:29 AM
Several years ago, we moved into the house we still live in. The house next door is empty. We live in a small town but across the street is all wooded. Wife home alone when a rat crosses road and heads up the driveway of the empty house next door. She ran inside and grabbed by only handgun at the time-a Hi Standard Double Nine .22 revolver. Boom! one shot stop-head shot! Goes back in house, hides gun, waits a while and then slips over next door to inspect and dispose of her 'game'.

Saw problem-identified same-handled it!

February 5, 2003, 12:08 PM
So...uh....why didn't you use a mouse gun?

Dave R
February 5, 2003, 01:19 PM
Can't use a mouse gun to kill a mouse invader. The butt's not long enough. :D

February 5, 2003, 04:46 PM
Mickey, Minnie, Speedy, and Mighty Mouse will be among those in attendance at the services for Marty Mouse. "He only wanted to look ar the Enfield", says cousin Jerry. "Even Tom was never this cruel! We are all shocked by this barbaric act!"

Peppinno, Marty's Sicilian cousin, is rumoured to be seeking revenge, as are thousands of Mouseketeers.

Local PETA spokespersons have vowed to push for prosecution for this unwarranted attack on a mouse who loved rifles.

Marty leaves behind 18 wives and 348 children!:D

February 5, 2003, 05:38 PM
One made the mistake of entering my apartment a few years back.

Made the second mistake of seeking refuge behind a cooler stored in the kitchen.

One kick later, he was buried at sea.

If you've got a rodent problem, put out some fresh Coca-Cola (red label) in some shallow pans. They love the stuff. But they can't burp.

February 5, 2003, 11:39 PM
I nailed a rat two weeks ago with my .45. My boss called me up, said he caught one alive, called me up to dispose of it posthaste. I took it down along the river, gave it one, then threw the prick out on the ice. If'n you guys are interested, check out ratkill.com for the latest and greatest in anti-vermin measures. It's really quite a sport if you have the stomach.


Calamity Jane
February 6, 2003, 12:21 AM


Rodents aren't a problem here. Hubby and I have an Assault Cat. :neener:

February 6, 2003, 12:31 AM
my favorite mouse gun is my S&W 66 J 3"pc gun (lew Horton ) But the HBWC"s leaves holes in the underlayment of the floor !!!:what:

Stephen A. Camp
February 6, 2003, 01:50 AM
Hello. Maybe a european mount would be nice?



February 6, 2003, 02:17 AM
I somehow doubt the health inspector would approve of a rat European mount, or any mount for that matter. I guess I'll have to convince the owner to bribe him with more than the usual amount next time(no offense to honest health inspectors).


February 6, 2003, 02:30 AM

I had a mouse problem at the house some years ago - set out a trap, left for work. Came home that evening, found trap gone.

Scratched my head, looked around, gave up, went to feed dogs, heard scrambling in the 40# bag of Rottweiler chow.

I look down & half way up the side of the bag, there's a mouse hole. Mouse is inside bag of dog food chowing down - mouse trap is firmly clamped on his tail, and is hanging outside of the bag. Shoulda took a picture, coulda retired off it by now.:D

Giving the mouse credit for having brass ones, I took him out in the field & turned him loose.

Stephen A. Camp
February 6, 2003, 02:43 AM
Hello. Neat story. Years ago, I'd fish in ponds here in Texas during the heat of the summer and used a flyrod; the little bass would frequently take a fly when passing on larger baits. Plus, they felt like a whale on a flyrod! Anyway, I had some on the stringer and I caught a little pound or pound-and-a-quarter bass.
He fought me getting him in. He fought me trying to take him off the hook. He fought me on the way to the stringer. I looked at him, admiring the way he never said "die" and turned him loose.

(But, I ate up all his buddies on the stringer. hahhahha!)


February 6, 2003, 03:04 AM
so you smashed it, eh? at least you didn't shoot it repeatedly.

of course, when I saw the thread topic I though "I wonder what kind of critter he killed?"

there was only a very very tiny "I wonder if he really killed a person? it *could* happen ..." I pretty much assumed it was a critter, though. most likely you'd be less non-chalant about it if it were a person

February 6, 2003, 05:29 AM
"...a rat writ writ for a rat..." (True Grit)

Personally, I'd have found a less expensive club...:what:

February 6, 2003, 06:07 PM
Actually, This is why the Enfield has a bayonet!!

February 6, 2003, 08:04 PM
Just wait til his daddy comes into your house and drags you out of bed.

February 6, 2003, 08:25 PM
What did it weigh dressed out? dems good eatins:D

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