View Full Version : Elusive Rat

10-12-2009, 08:18 PM
I heard a rustle in the bush so I crouched down, aimed the camera, got my exposure together just in case...Out of the underbrush came Ratty! This was the only shot I got as he missiled out of there as soon as he saw the camera :)


I remember now why I posted this:) At the time I thought it strange I should come across a rat way out there in the woods. He was clean and healthy looking and behaved like a giant mouse. So yes it was the oddity of the moment that brought me to post this rather than the image itself.

10-17-2009, 06:33 PM
Hard, hard, hard to get this little guy, he's soooo shy :)


10-17-2009, 07:02 PM
very very cute! you definitely win the award for patience and it paid off too!

I used to have a pet rat. I would scratch on the table and he would come running, climb my sleeve and sit on my shoulder. died of a respitory infection :cry-an:

also in University, I had one job where I had to get the new rats used to being handled so that the Psych 2000 students didn't get bitten.

but I digress... :D
I love the picture. much cuter then nasty squirrels :evil2:

10-17-2009, 07:59 PM
IMO...this should be in the scary October thread....:eek:
Not a big fan of the rat...I'll take a muskrat over that thing anyday!
Good capture tho' MAW, even if it is a rat! :yuck:

Mad Aussie
10-17-2009, 09:10 PM
Look ... it's the 'pidgeon o the ground!'

Nice shooting.

10-18-2009, 03:26 AM
Nice capture! But thank God Alberta is rat free.

10-18-2009, 07:32 AM
Love the DOF and focus on the 2nd one.

10-18-2009, 10:22 AM
Rats have a really bad reputation...but actually...they make good affectionate pets for the right people.

Love the cuteness of shot 2 Maw!

10-18-2009, 01:39 PM
Yeah, # 2 is a cute picture! Good focus too!