If you have captured a Colorado Springs rat in your home you have done something pretty impressive. Rats can
be quite shy about entering traps, and do their utmost to avoid these pitfalls. It is not known
if there is some kind of instinctual mechanism in their brains that makes them avoid traps, but
they generally are not curious about finding out what is inside the metal bars. This means that
your capture is quite a feat.
Now you are wondering what to do. You are not going to let the Colorado rat go, even if it is outside, because there is still the potential that it might get right back inside the house, and you clearly did not go to all this trouble to see it get right back in. That would make no sense at all. You make an honest assessment of the situation and realize that the safest thing to do is to simply end the Colorado Springs rat's life. This just makes the most sense, but you don't want to do anything that causes the creature a lot of pain. You want to end its life, but do it in the most humane way possible.
Now you are wondering how you might accomplish this. You need to be able to terminate the rat's life while also not putting yourself at risk. These Colorado animals bite and carry diseases so you don't want to be too close to it. So what to do? The most ideal situation is to choose some kind of poison to get rid of it. You want to make sure that you only do this with caged animals that you can get rid of. All you have to do is give it some poison pellets mixed in with some food that you give it and your problem is over in no time at all. Just make sure that you keep the poison away from where your children or pets can find it.
Some choose drowning as an option. This may seem cruel and the exact opposite of humane, but truthfully this can be a very quick means to resolve your problem. All you have to do is to take the cage that it is trapped in and submerge it in some water so that there is no air for the Colorado Springs rat to get. It will fight to survive, but within a minute or two it will succumb to the inevitable and your problem is over. You can also choose to stab the animal with something like a three pronged garden hoe.
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