Mice & Rats?

Submitted: Sunday, May 06, 2012 at 11:23
ThreadID: 95390 Views:1970 Replies:8 FollowUps:5
This Thread has been Archived
We are heading north again very soon and wondering if we have to contend with the plagues of last year?
Back Expand Un-Read 0 Moderator

Reply By: Member - DereelGirl - Sunday, May 06, 2012 at 17:42

Sunday, May 06, 2012 at 17:42
They were pretty bad around the centre last yr weren't they. We had mice running up the canvas walls and across the roof... none inside the camper/trailer thank god.
Dereelgirl

Member
My Profile  My Blog  Send Message

AnswerID: 485150

Reply By: The Explorer - Sunday, May 06, 2012 at 21:07

Sunday, May 06, 2012 at 21:07
Hi

Dont worry about it - just do it. The trip will be more fun than a mouse or two could ruin. I suspect many of the previous tales related to the "plague" exagerate the actual issue for one reason or another.

Cheers
Greg
I sent one final shout after him to stick to the track, to which he replied “All right,” That was the last ever seen of Gibson - E Giles 23 April 1874

Lifetime Member
My Profile  My Blog  My Position  Send Message
Moderator

AnswerID: 485164

Follow Up By: Member - Justin O (QLD) - Sunday, May 06, 2012 at 22:28

Sunday, May 06, 2012 at 22:28
Not when the destroy the Birdsville telephone network!
0
FollowupID: 760423

Follow Up By: The Explorer - Sunday, May 06, 2012 at 22:50

Sunday, May 06, 2012 at 22:50
What? Two wires:) That's it !! I'm never going "outback" again. Way too scary with all those mice and rats running about. This thread should be linked to equinox's thread :)

Cheers
Greg
I sent one final shout after him to stick to the track, to which he replied “All right,” That was the last ever seen of Gibson - E Giles 23 April 1874

Lifetime Member
My Profile  My Blog  My Position  Send Message
Moderator

0
FollowupID: 760424

Follow Up By: Frances - Monday, May 07, 2012 at 08:03

Monday, May 07, 2012 at 08:03
I can promise you Greg that nothing you would have heard could have exaggerated the plague out there last year!But you're right - you shouldn't let it ruin your trip! We just kept our zips on our tent done up and never had a problem inside the tent!
0
FollowupID: 760430

Reply By: gordon_adel - Sunday, May 06, 2012 at 21:32

Sunday, May 06, 2012 at 21:32
Just came back from uluru, kings canyon, alice, oodnadatta track and a few others. Didn't see one rat. A few mice in uluru but nothing to fret about. No mice anywhere else.

Last year it was nuts with them.
AnswerID: 485166

Reply By: PJR (NSW) - Monday, May 07, 2012 at 08:56

Monday, May 07, 2012 at 08:56
We went up through Tibooburra, Cameron's, Innamincka, Birdsville, Boulia etc to the Gulf in July-August and saw only one rat at a dry creek when we stopped for a cuppa between Birdsville and Boulia. We camped and used cabins on the way. No hassles.

Go for it.
AnswerID: 485179

Reply By: D&G - Monday, May 07, 2012 at 09:06

Monday, May 07, 2012 at 09:06
Thanks to those answering our question
AnswerID: 485182

Reply By: GT Campers - Monday, May 07, 2012 at 15:50

Monday, May 07, 2012 at 15:50
maybe take a trap, some skewer sticks and lots of BBQ sauce...?
AnswerID: 485198

Reply By: ABR - SIDEWINDER - Monday, May 07, 2012 at 16:16

Monday, May 07, 2012 at 16:16
Image Could Not Be Found

Image Could Not Be Found


We had a few holes in the tent but were easily patched with duct tape.

June 2011 Simpson Desert.

Regards

Derek from ABR
AnswerID: 485204

Follow Up By: gordon_adel - Monday, May 07, 2012 at 20:16

Monday, May 07, 2012 at 20:16
Is that your blackwolf?
0
FollowupID: 760470

Follow Up By: ABR - SIDEWINDER - Tuesday, May 08, 2012 at 07:05

Tuesday, May 08, 2012 at 07:05
Yes ;-(
0
FollowupID: 760505

Reply By: Rockape - Monday, May 07, 2012 at 16:27

Monday, May 07, 2012 at 16:27
We had a plague of rats at the bottom of the Selwyn Ranges last year but there have been none this year.

Guess we were lucky. When we went through Birdsville to Marree up to Lake Eyre and down to The Flinders then up to Innamincka we only saw one rat (water rat) and no mice.

Not even the two legged kind.

RA.

AnswerID: 485207

Sponsored Links

Popular Products (13)