What Animal was this?


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Old 07-31-12, 05:22 PM
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What Animal was this?

Hello,

I bought a house and ripped out the kitchen and found some little fecal on the cabinets. I don't know exactly what kind of little animal it was.
Looks like hamster, because fecal from mice are more elongated if I am not wrong.

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Old 07-31-12, 06:26 PM
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There are many types of mice. They are mice droppings.
 
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Old 07-31-12, 06:32 PM
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Thank you. How did they come in ? I do not see a hole somewhere on the wall or floor.
 
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Old 07-31-12, 07:02 PM
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Tough to say, I have heard that mice can fit through a hole about the size of a dime.
 
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Holy crap. I'll seal everything now
 
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Old 08-01-12, 12:38 PM
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I agree-mouse droppings; probably a small mouse or two. They get into structures-including my own-thatís what they do in life. Food, shelter, and reproduction. I always have traps and rodent bait set in various places. Carefully sealing everything helped slow down the trespassing for sure but it still happens occasionally.
 
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and there is no way to prevent them from coming in?
 
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Old 08-01-12, 02:23 PM
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You do the best you can but realistically speaking eventually a rodent will be successful one way or another. After sealing, etc you still need to be vigilant as structures expand/contract, caulk falls out, siding warps, etc. The best sealed houses are all brick structures. Mice get in garages because the door(s) canít seal perfectly as they need to go up/down a lot.
 
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That's why I love brick homes like in Europe. More difficult to remodel but far more sturdy
 
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Old 08-01-12, 05:28 PM
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If it makes you feel any better, I have an all brick house and I still get an occasional mouse now and then.
 
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Yes, thank you. Makes me feel better.
 
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Wink Rodent Identification by Dropping Shape and Size

I know this is kinda gross, but you can usually tell what type of rodent problem you have if you observe the size and shaped of the rodent droppings. Many sites explain the difference. ]Mouse poop is small and shaped like a wide grain of rice. Rat poop is large and football shaped. Hope that helps.
 

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Old 08-02-12, 10:34 AM
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Exactly. That's what I thought first. Some wild rice.
 
 

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