Rats – Eating Pansies

Q: I have pansies in a planter on my deck about 4 feet off the ground. The plants kept disappearing overnight so I placed my game camera nearby. I put some cut off celery leaf tops and broccoli flowerets as “bait” too. Here are the pix the culprits eating my pansies down to the nubs. You can see their little eyes glowing!

A: You are a fine person and a great American! I never would have suspected rats to be the problem.

I wonder why they were in that area to begin with. Do you have a bird feeder nearby or a dog food bowl that’s left full overnight?

rats eating pansies 2a

rats eating pansies 2b