Caught a filthy interloper in the ceiling of my laundry room the other day. Noticed a stink when I went downstairs....and had set a trap years ago up there, just in case, when I had an occassional shrew problem. Yup, one of those filthy, stinky short-tails in it...WTH!?!?! GET OUTTA MY BASEMENT!!! I haven't caught one down there in many years. I'm on DEFCON 1 now...
Me and the boy really got into them yesterday. We kept a couple good meals but let most of them go. They averaged 10-14.75", plastics outfished minnows at least 5-1. Ice is still holding out good in our area, we only moved once and in both areas still had 15+. Great day on the ice, plus had a little time to play with the Star Wars figures when he got sick of reeling them in.
throw a little salt and pepper on the meat, roll in flour and brown in a fry pan. put in roaster with some water. slice up some onion on top and bake. depending on how old the critter was should take about an hour and a half!!!!!!! if you like bay leaves add one of them too!!!!!!
works for tree rats also........aka squirrels!!!!!!!