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BTW, keep a close eye on that cute chap, MacGyverRI. My daughter recently lost her sweet ferret, Chipdip. They have a way of disappearing.

Yep, She found out how to inspect the bilge pump the 1st day via the space next to the stairs, It's all Ferret proofed now.

I'm even going to make her a life jacket from her walking harness so she can come out topside in warmer weather.
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If rats can survive living in sewers and toxic landfills, that little critter was right at home in Hoffa's marina water.
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Hoffa, You threw him in THAT water???????????
Tongue Placed Firmly In Cheek .....
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Ajari, caught your "tongue in cheek" intent after posting -
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Gnawing Critters

Owner of a Farr 40 about 5 slips down from me had one of those critters gnaw through the raw water intake hose for his engine and the boat took on water to above the floor (sole). Unique response here in Lauderdale, he called the Fire Department and they pumped out his boat till he could diagnose where the water was coming from and close the through hull. Gotta love the FD, don't know the fate of the critter though. I wouldn't want to swim in the water here either.
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Just out of curiosity, HoffaLives. How did you find out he was there and how did you catch him? (I thought they are hard to get rid of).
And, sorry about my english, what does "flipped him in the drink" mean"?
The cat brought him aboard and dropped him unscathed in the cockpit. He was really cute too.

By flipped him in the drink I mean I carried him over to the rail and dropped him carefully in the water. I really was rooting for the little bugger and was rather saddened when I saw him turn around and go the wrong way.

And speaking of critters, a family of sea otters were playing on the dock next to my boat this morning. I feel bad for them; they also are delightful and yet they eat those dioxin laced crabs. Sometimes civilization really sucks. To hell with poo.
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Could it be . . . that the Hoff actually has a tender side?
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Hey, I resent that. My therapist tells me I'm a lovely person at heart. And my wife says I'm a sensitive lover. Did I mention my wife says I'm a sensitive lover?
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We had a really bad rat infestation last year. I ended up getting as many sticky traps as i could buy and placing them inside the cockpit lockers. One by one i sent those little rodents on their own private cruise. The ones that didn't go cruising, met a worse fate with the snap traps. Nothing better than to be sleeping and hear the snap and squeak that comes afterwards.

Turned out the neighbors boat was the nest for them and the food was running out.

I'm not some mean person that doesn't like animals, but these little jerks were in my food and crapping all over my boat. I did find out that great stuff(the foam spray in a can) works great for sealing little holes and other areas that they would travel though, and for some reason they wont try to chew into it.
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