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Message 101170 - Posted: 22 Nov 2016 | 8:33:55 UTC

I was investigating why I couldn't VNC into my basement crunchers and why one of them hadn't checked in to PG in a few days (and wouldn't even turn on), when I discovered this little lady hiding in back:

Warning: it's a rat.

There were at least 3 of them, one quite spry and is still on the lam, the fat girl in the picture that is likely quite ill and let me pick her up to take a long trip down the road, and her mate who tangled with the fans and didn't make it after getting rather injured (spot the bloody tail print).

Is Aggie the Pew invading my basement? Do we Knights need to say Ni! in your general direction?

In all seriousness though, curse those rats! After jiggling everything the affected box fired right up again, though until my little vermin horde is exterminated they shall sadly remain securely off and locked away. I've been battling a rat problem for a few months now (poison is in play, unfortunately, as they won't go for the "get it over with quickly" traps but will take their weight in poison chunks every day), and this is the first time they've approached the cruncher corner and chewed through the mosquito netting that I use to keep out regular bugs (unfinished basement, plenty of crawlies).
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Message 101171 - Posted: 22 Nov 2016 | 10:22:35 UTC - in response to Message 101170.
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Go forth! Attack those wires! Disable their cooling systems! Muahahahaha!

Actually, I feel for you.

I'm dealing with a quite similar issue, although it has only been several weeks. As the outside temperatures dropped below freezing, they decided to check in. All of a sudden all of the top drawers in the kitchen began showing evidence of infestation (there was no food in them, but apparently they were convenient and comfy).

Thus began a dual pronged attack of poison and traps, and I have gone since Friday without any further evidence of vermin, except for the one that died in the area of the house with a crawl space. At least I know the poison works.

Edit: as to the poison chunks. I have had the vermin hoard them. As in store the poison in gloves, under the blanket on the bed (that was received negatively by the GF), and in shoes (also unpopular). I don't know if they are thinking today isn't a good day to die, or they really think it is food, but if there is a lot of poison disappearing you may want to make sure it isn't getting put somewhere. Especially if other pets are involved.

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Message 101172 - Posted: 22 Nov 2016 | 11:11:39 UTC - in response to Message 101171.
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One of the benefits of living in one of the most seismogenic countries in the world is the fact we have very strict building codes where everything is built using a lot of steel and concrete. As a result, rodents, cockroaches etc are virtually impossible to have in one's home.

On occasion one will hear stories of so and so's car having problems with the electrical system because a mouse decided to eat the wiring but that is where this nonsense starts and ends.

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Message 101178 - Posted: 22 Nov 2016 | 16:55:20 UTC - in response to Message 101172.

In my region eating wiring of cars is done by a rodent we call "marter". Google gives me "marten, tiger-cat, musteline" and even "weasel" as possible translations. Apparantly, the electrical wiring is covered (or produced) with a kind of fish oil, which attracts the little beasts. Since they're a protected species, poison and traps are out of the question. I would never think of killing one anyway: they're beautiful.

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Message 101179 - Posted: 22 Nov 2016 | 17:13:42 UTC
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AtP would never leave such an obvious trail of evidence. I firmly believe another is working to frame us by sending traitor rats out. Our training programs are quite complete and no AtP sanctioned activity could ever be traced or even hinted back to us.

Therefore I can confirm that we are not responsible for this reported incident.

Might I add, the use of poison can lead to some rather nasty results. If, they do ingest, it's more than likely they will pass in some spot where you will be able to smell the results but maybe not be able to clean them out.

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edit: I suspect cows are involved

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Message 101183 - Posted: 22 Nov 2016 | 18:28:08 UTC - in response to Message 101171.

Go forth! Attack those wires! Disable their cooling systems! Muahahahaha!

Actually, I feel for you.

I'm dealing with a quite similar issue, although it has only been several weeks. As the outside temperatures dropped below freezing, they decided to check in. All of a sudden all of the top drawers in the kitchen began showing evidence of infestation (there was no food in them, but apparently they were convenient and comfy).

Thus began a dual pronged attack of poison and traps, and I have gone since Friday without any further evidence of vermin, except for the one that died in the area of the house with a crawl space. At least I know the poison works.

Edit: as to the poison chunks. I have had the vermin hoard them. As in store the poison in gloves, under the blanket on the bed (that was received negatively by the GF), and in shoes (also unpopular). I don't know if they are thinking today isn't a good day to die, or they really think it is food, but if there is a lot of poison disappearing you may want to make sure it isn't getting put somewhere. Especially if other pets are involved.


Yikes, that's quite an invasion. My house was built in the 40s and added on in strange ways so there are lots of gaps between the walls and ceilings and runways where they can go and stay out of my cabinets.

It wouldn't surprise me that they were hoarding the chunks. Within minutes of placing fresh out I could hear them dragging them along and over joists to the nest, which is between the floors. After I cleaned the two out last night only one fresh chunk went missing (actually I hear him taking another now...he's walking on a duct) so I'm hopeful that only the one is left. I have dogs myself, so I've been quite careful about keeping the basement closed off and the poison up where crumbs won't make it to the floor. They've already demonstrated in the past that they won't touch a dead rat (or live in one case) so I'm hopeful that if a carcass shows up they won't go for it. I also bought the slower acting poison so if they do eat it I'll have time to get them to the vet for the antidote.

AtP would never leave such an obvious trail of evidence. I firmly believe another is working to frame us by sending traitor rats out. Our training programs are quite complete and no AtP sanctioned activity could ever be traced or even hinted back to us.

Therefore I can confirm that we are not responsible for this reported incident.

Might I add, the use of poison can lead to some rather nasty results. If, they do ingest, it's more than likely they will pass in some spot where you will be able to smell the results but maybe not be able to clean them out.

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edit: I suspect cows are involved


Good to hear it's some rogue rodent element and not the noble horde! I did see a local escaped cow on the road last night...hmm.

I can live with the smell for a few days if it means no ratty...we're getting right to the cold times so dead stuff that's outside of the heated main floor desiccates pretty quickly here.
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Message 101191 - Posted: 22 Nov 2016 | 21:18:33 UTC - in response to Message 101178.
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In my region eating wiring of cars is done by a rodent we call "marter". Google gives me "marten, tiger-cat, musteline" and even "weasel" as possible translations.
That would be a (beech) marten, see beech marten § Car damage, or in Dutch steenmarter § Auto's. /JeppeSN

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Message 101193 - Posted: 22 Nov 2016 | 22:01:05 UTC - in response to Message 101172.


On occasion one will hear stories of so and so's car having problems with the electrical system because a mouse decided to eat the wiring but that is where this nonsense starts and ends.

This happened to me, rats or mice chewed through the wiring for everything on the left side of my pickup truck -- headlights, turn signals, etc. They had a nest going in there, with some stuff that had recently been placed in my backyard.
Here's a picture of what it looked like: (I tried to embed but it was huge)
http://i.imgur.com/xHIwRAr.jpg


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Message 101294 - Posted: 25 Nov 2016 | 4:07:42 UTC - in response to Message 101193.
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On occasion one will hear stories of so and so's car having problems with the electrical system because a mouse decided to eat the wiring but that is where this nonsense starts and ends.

This happened to me, rats or mice chewed through the wiring for everything on the left side of my pickup truck -- headlights, turn signals, etc. They had a nest going in there, with some stuff that had recently been placed in my backyard.
Here's a picture of what it looked like: (I tried to embed but it was huge)
http://i.imgur.com/xHIwRAr.jpg

Yikes. Alien tech hasn't got a chance against rodents, defenders of Earth!

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Discovered 2 mega primesFound 2 primes in the 2018 Tour de PrimesFound 4 primes in the 2019 Tour de PrimesFound 3 primes in the 2020 Tour de PrimesFound 1 mega prime in the 2020 Tour de PrimesFound 4 primes in the 2021 Tour de Primes321 LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,603,568)Cullen LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,754,874)ESP LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,453,074)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,310,104)PPS LLR Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (51,079,843)PSP LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,571,669)SoB LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (28,954,188)SR5 LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (21,257,664)SGS LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (21,429,807)TRP LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,191,201)Woodall LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,376,385)321 Sieve (suspended) Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (55,630,889)Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (4,178,073)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (56,046,594)PPS Sieve Double Gold: Earned 500,000,000 credits (521,014,891)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (9,468,384)TRP Sieve (suspended) Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,076,645)AP 26/27 Double Gold: Earned 500,000,000 credits (500,106,006)GFN Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (256,908,571)WW Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (295,164,000)PSA Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (126,200,096)
Message 101301 - Posted: 25 Nov 2016 | 13:44:37 UTC

A coworker of mine managed to have a whole host of mice get into her car interior through a rust hole in the trunk. Of course she discovered it while driving and almost wrecked the car.

Got another one yesterday, found the poor guy expired on the floor near the nest location. Hopefully he's the last one and I can get to work soon on the massive cleanup effort to de-gross the basement and get my crunchers back to work heating my house.
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Discovered 1 mega prime321 LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,893,273)Cullen LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,440,687)ESP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,738,876)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (6,292,626)PPS LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (9,648,951)PSP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,653,927)SoB LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,558,341)SR5 LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,748,705)SGS LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (3,335,713)TRP LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (12,602,818)Woodall LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,282,622)321 Sieve (suspended) Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (740,566)Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (59,788,598)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,143,068)PPS Sieve Double Gold: Earned 500,000,000 credits (524,673,938)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,130,821)TRP Sieve (suspended) Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,074,710)AP 26/27 Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (43,842,888)GFN Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (224,648,943)PSA Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (62,378,755)
Message 101337 - Posted: 27 Nov 2016 | 1:57:48 UTC

In California's Sequoia National Park, it is well documented that a large rodent type known as a "marmot" will chew through automobile radiator hoses because they are attracted by the smell of the coolant (which is poisonous). Backpackers have been known to wrap chicken wire around the base of their vehicles, or scatter mothballs underneath, to deter them. Fortunately I've never been stranded this way.

--Gary
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87*2^3496188+1 is prime! (1052460 digits)
4 is not prime! (1 digit)

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Discovered 3 mega primesFound 2 primes in the 2018 Tour de PrimesFound 2 primes in the 2019 Tour de PrimesFound 12 primes in the 2020 Tour de PrimesFound 2 primes in the 2021 Tour de PrimesFound 1 mega prime in the 2021 Tour de Primes321 LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,244,909)Cullen LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,194,451)ESP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (9,559,884)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,216,354)PPS LLR Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (73,178,392)PSP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,151,448)SoB LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,045,557)SR5 LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (14,871,275)SGS LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (7,860,522)TRP LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (11,130,742)Woodall LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,419,909)321 Sieve (suspended) Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (101,538,236)Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (127,922,665)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (30,984,158)PPS Sieve Double Ruby: Earned 2,000,000,000 credits (2,840,173,136)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (8,134,964)TRP Sieve (suspended) Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (7,013,696)AP 26/27 Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (276,723,135)GFN Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (349,277,565)WW Double Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000,000 credits (1,431,508,000)PSA Double Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000,000 credits (1,370,700,486)
Message 101851 - Posted: 6 Dec 2016 | 22:38:17 UTC

@Grebuloner - with the upcoming PRPNet challenge, just wanted to forewarn you that some new trainees were set loose.

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Discovered 2 mega primesFound 2 primes in the 2018 Tour de PrimesFound 4 primes in the 2019 Tour de PrimesFound 3 primes in the 2020 Tour de PrimesFound 1 mega prime in the 2020 Tour de PrimesFound 4 primes in the 2021 Tour de Primes321 LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,603,568)Cullen LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,754,874)ESP LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,453,074)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,310,104)PPS LLR Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (51,079,843)PSP LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,571,669)SoB LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (28,954,188)SR5 LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (21,257,664)SGS LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (21,429,807)TRP LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,191,201)Woodall LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,376,385)321 Sieve (suspended) Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (55,630,889)Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (4,178,073)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (56,046,594)PPS Sieve Double Gold: Earned 500,000,000 credits (521,014,891)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (9,468,384)TRP Sieve (suspended) Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,076,645)AP 26/27 Double Gold: Earned 500,000,000 credits (500,106,006)GFN Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (256,908,571)WW Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (295,164,000)PSA Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (126,200,096)
Message 101867 - Posted: 7 Dec 2016 | 11:46:09 UTC - in response to Message 101851.

@Grebuloner - with the upcoming PRPNet challenge, just wanted to forewarn you that some new trainees were set loose.


I've already seen one...well, I saw him a few days ago, haven't since.




they are learning...




Despite that, I'll be ready. Will you? Ni!
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Discovered 2 mega primesFound 2 primes in the 2018 Tour de PrimesFound 4 primes in the 2019 Tour de PrimesFound 3 primes in the 2020 Tour de PrimesFound 1 mega prime in the 2020 Tour de PrimesFound 4 primes in the 2021 Tour de Primes321 LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,603,568)Cullen LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,754,874)ESP LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,453,074)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,310,104)PPS LLR Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (51,079,843)PSP LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,571,669)SoB LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (28,954,188)SR5 LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (21,257,664)SGS LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (21,429,807)TRP LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,191,201)Woodall LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,376,385)321 Sieve (suspended) Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (55,630,889)Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (4,178,073)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (56,046,594)PPS Sieve Double Gold: Earned 500,000,000 credits (521,014,891)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (9,468,384)TRP Sieve (suspended) Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,076,645)AP 26/27 Double Gold: Earned 500,000,000 credits (500,106,006)GFN Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (256,908,571)WW Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (295,164,000)PSA Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (126,200,096)
Message 101914 - Posted: 8 Dec 2016 | 4:45:22 UTC

@Rick:

Well, at least one of your trainees just wasn't out to make the cut. Yesterday I temporarily switched from my wood stove (most rooms heat) to my furnace (whole house) due to some persistent sub-freezing weather. This evening while installing my new assassin-resistant setup in the basement, I smelled his warmed over remains...and someday, I will hopefully find those remains.

In the meantime, sir, you may want to count your shrubberies. Roger has been busy.
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Discovered 3 mega primesFound 2 primes in the 2018 Tour de PrimesFound 2 primes in the 2019 Tour de PrimesFound 12 primes in the 2020 Tour de PrimesFound 2 primes in the 2021 Tour de PrimesFound 1 mega prime in the 2021 Tour de Primes321 LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,244,909)Cullen LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,194,451)ESP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (9,559,884)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,216,354)PPS LLR Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (73,178,392)PSP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,151,448)SoB LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,045,557)SR5 LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (14,871,275)SGS LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (7,860,522)TRP LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (11,130,742)Woodall LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,419,909)321 Sieve (suspended) Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (101,538,236)Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (127,922,665)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (30,984,158)PPS Sieve Double Ruby: Earned 2,000,000,000 credits (2,840,173,136)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (8,134,964)TRP Sieve (suspended) Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (7,013,696)AP 26/27 Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (276,723,135)GFN Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (349,277,565)WW Double Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000,000 credits (1,431,508,000)PSA Double Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000,000 credits (1,370,700,486)
Message 102501 - Posted: 20 Dec 2016 | 22:39:26 UTC - in response to Message 101914.

@Rick:

Well, at least one of your trainees just wasn't out to make the cut. Yesterday I temporarily switched from my wood stove (most rooms heat) to my furnace (whole house) due to some persistent sub-freezing weather. This evening while installing my new assassin-resistant setup in the basement, I smelled his warmed over remains...and someday, I will hopefully find those remains.

In the meantime, sir, you may want to count your shrubberies. Roger has been busy.


Hmm just now noticed this post. I told you, those that were "caught" were nefarious but simple minded rats. Our horde never leave a trace :)

As for Mr Roger, lets just say he is our "tester". It's his job to make sure we have the very best in security at all times.

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321 LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (124,889)Cullen LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (200,779)ESP LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (112,791)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (106,156)PPS LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,358,025)PSP LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (150,832)SoB LLR Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (573,744)SR5 LLR Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (500,731)SGS LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (479,282)TRP LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (328,373)Woodall LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (119,260)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (7,061,082)PPS Sieve Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (326,987)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (174,708)TRP Sieve (suspended) Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (505,558)AP 26/27 Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (598,364)GFN Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (3,066,295)
Message 102868 - Posted: 30 Dec 2016 | 21:01:47 UTC - in response to Message 102501.

Got similar issues here (MAnchester, England) in the cold weather over Xmas.

Be warned, AtP and associates, do not fall for River's evil ways.

Sealed packets of Warfarin bait left around. The rodents round here are daft enough to open them themselves so become their own rodentsbane. When they all die out, some packets will be left intact for the next time.

It feels sneaky especially in the season of goodwill to all.

But in the past I have concluded that sneaky is the only way to get them. They seem to refuse bait they don't open for themsleves....

And a coupla years back, when I was recovering from a DVT and on Warfarin myself, it felt especially sneaky. Didn't stop me tho... ...after al it clearly says on the packets, do not give this medicine to a friend even if their symtpoms appear the same as yours, it may harm them -- good, that is the idea, tho I could never get them to take the pills in lieu of bait. Some rodents must take the warning labels more seriously.

R~~

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Discovered 3 mega primesFound 2 primes in the 2018 Tour de PrimesFound 2 primes in the 2019 Tour de PrimesFound 12 primes in the 2020 Tour de PrimesFound 2 primes in the 2021 Tour de PrimesFound 1 mega prime in the 2021 Tour de Primes321 LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,244,909)Cullen LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,194,451)ESP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (9,559,884)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,216,354)PPS LLR Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (73,178,392)PSP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,151,448)SoB LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,045,557)SR5 LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (14,871,275)SGS LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (7,860,522)TRP LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (11,130,742)Woodall LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,419,909)321 Sieve (suspended) Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (101,538,236)Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (127,922,665)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (30,984,158)PPS Sieve Double Ruby: Earned 2,000,000,000 credits (2,840,173,136)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (8,134,964)TRP Sieve (suspended) Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (7,013,696)AP 26/27 Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (276,723,135)GFN Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (349,277,565)WW Double Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000,000 credits (1,431,508,000)PSA Double Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000,000 credits (1,370,700,486)
Message 102875 - Posted: 30 Dec 2016 | 23:27:35 UTC

ATP is well aware of the nasty but delicious snacks put out to stem the Horde. As stated, Sir Roger is a task master.

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