Healthiest Rat in Samoa
|They are always on the walls and ceilings,|
love seeing these guys around.
So- I know they are here but only by sound until one day...
I have an emergency bag with clothes and food in case I have to hurry and flea from a cyclone or tsunami. I was going through the bag and I noticed the noodles were scattered all over and cracker crumbs were everywhere. I had heard the rats under my table awhile ago but I just ignored the noise, pretending they did not exist but now I have seen some proof! Went from the level to hearing and now seeing evidence. Lesson learned- Okay Madi, do NOT leave food out and eventually they will go away.
I dumbly kept forgetting, once I saw bite marks in some guavas I left on the table in my room and another time a peanut container with a small chewed up hole in the lid. It was either the rats would eat my food or leave it in the kitchen and my family would eat my food... I decided I would rather my family then to have a new family of rodents living in my room. I usually go to sleep around 1-2 every night and one night around 11 pm I was actually tired early! Getting ready for bed and excited to get a full nights rest I heard those nasty buggers under my bed and I looked! Why oh why did I look I do not know! It looked at me and we made eye contact! It's just a rat, I know it is more scared of me but for some reason I jumped back, my heart started racing and I totally wigged out for over an hour. I could not sleep! It's not like it is going to attack my face, however it took me awhile to calm down.
|My new friend!|
|These things are bigger than my hand.|
Most things are packed up in suitcases or bags because of the creatures, critters and bugs. I have a "backup bag," with things like extra toothbrushes, shampoo, razors, contact solution and a zip-lock bag full of vitamins. SOME of my vitamins I put into a container and the extra is left in the backup bag.
I was SO MAD!! Today I was reading on my bed and I heard the rats in the walls, I sat very quietly until it came into my room thinking I was gone. It was walking across my room and I picked up my running shoe, threw it as hard as I could and BAM!! Knocked it out cold!!
My host mom heard the thud/ me yell/ the rat scream (ya it totally screamed) and ran into my room. She was so freaked out and I was so ampted up but did not want to touch it. We got my sister, by the time we grabbed her there were already ants headed its way onto the rat. Things need to be cleaned up quick here!
I constantly kill bugs (all sorts of sizes), I killed a chicken and now a rat. What's next Samoa?! Bring it on!