Suicidal tree rats

Sue Spence virtualsue at
Wed Aug 16 12:58:42 BST 2006

David Dorward wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 16, 2006 at 10:58:06AM +0100, Luis Motta Campos wrote:
>>> Why not offer them poisoned peanut butter sandwiches? That's so much
>>> more civilised.
>>   I disagree. The tree rats will suffer a lot more with poison. Shoot
>> them.
> Civilisation is about making things less messy, not kinder for the
> victims. Lets not splatter the streets with tree rat blood. Whole
> bodies are much easier to pick up and burn.

Correct! In addition, other vermin might gnaw on their juicy freshly 
dead bodies and die themselves.  Whether you think this is a good thing 
or not probably depends on whether you are a vermin host* yourself.

*e.g. dog/cat owner

P.S. I'm kidding. Really.

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