Thursday, June 12, 2008

R.O.U.S. (Rodents Of Unusual Size) I don't think they exist!

We may not live in a fire swamp but we do have R.O.U.S.s. Tim was up in the wee hours of the morning Tuesday morning and saw an animal under our desk. He scampered out into the dorm but Tim couldn't find him so he simply closed the door to our apartment so he couldn't get back in. Later in the morning we discovered a half eaten potato from the potato bin on the kitchen floor and there was broken glass all over the floor. We didn't see hide nor hair of him all day. We took four of our last five kids to the airport in the afternoon and still no sign of a critter.
Adam, the Smith's oldest son went to bed Tuesday night and soon returned to the common room. The R.O.U.S was trapped in his room! Tim Smith told him to close the door and go to bed, we would deal with the critter in the morning. So we kept him trapped in the bedroom, the rat, not Adam!
Wednesday morning we were telling our workers about the rat trapped in Adam's room and our plans to get rid of it. They protested us letting it back into the wild and begged to have a turn at it. It was caught and handed over to our friends for their dinner! Here is a photo of our little pal. ALIVE


Anonymous said...

I didn't see any photo.
Yikes! So glad the critter was caught!

marc and becky said...

I think you should have eaten it for dinner!!!

Still praying for you,

With LOVE,

Marc and Rebecca

Beth said...

Oh my gosh, that thing is huge! Glad I never had one of those in my apartment in Niger! I've been reading your blog for a few months and am excited to get to meet you one day down the road a bit when I come back to teach. :)

Anonymous said...

Dinner?!? gag!

You guys are troopers!

--Jill M.

Jenn said...

ewwwww yuck. Daryl and I were both reminded of that rat infested street corner in Ecuador that the little kids used to play in (shudder). Only once did we actually see a rat on the sidewalk, and I think we both decided we should cross the street quickly.
I think if I saw that in my house I'd have a heart attack. Glad they caught him - he's huge.
I'll stick to eating pigs and chickens thanks.

Sean McKee said...