Friday, August 20, 2010

What's That Scratching Noise?

Oh my heck! What an exciting night last night!...Jeremy and I were laying in bed last night still trying to fall asleep at about 12:30 a.m. when we heard a scratching noise.  At first we thought it might be a bird outside on the gutter, but it was 12:30 a.m. with no birds in sight.  Jeremy got out of bed and went into the extra bedroom to see if the scratching was coming from in there.  While he was checking a HUGE RAT that was brown and white crawled out from under my bed!!! (Thankfully I was sitting on top of the bed.)  I let out a scream and the rat dashed back under the bed and Jeremy ran into the bedroom.  He asked why I was screaming and I told him that I saw a rat.  He just looked at me like I was joking, but then I told him it was brown and white.  We both just looked at each other kind of stunned for a few minutes and then Jeremy decided that if he was going to fight a giant rat he better put some clothes on rather than chasing it in his underwear. (I sleep in pajamas. Don't worry I have some sort of clothing on.)

Since we didn't have any traps, Jeremy decided to make a "maze" to front door. He closed all the doors in the hall and put a board up to close the way into the living room.  Next he came in with the broom and started removing stuff from under the bed to scare the rat out. (Keep in mind that I am still standing in the middle of the bed having an anxiety attack!) Jeremy starts poking the broom under the bed and out runs the rat.  Jeremy didn't see it until he came over by the door.  He starts to say that it is a hamster (ya right) until he gets a better look at it at then exclaims that it is a RAT!

We chased the rat out of the house and there is Jeremy and me outside at 12:45 a.m.  Jeremy has the flashlight and the broom looking for the rat outside and I ran into the garage to get the shovel.  I take the flashlight and Jeremy takes the shovel and then tries to hit it with the shovel. The clinging and clanging on the sidewalk was really loud and I'm surprised we didn't wake the neighborhood up!  If you could have just seen us, it was hilarious!  Jeremy's running around with a shovel, and I'm following him with the flashlight and a broom!  Jeremy whacked the rat a couple of times, but didn't kill it.  We lost it when it ran around the house and into the field next to us.

As we were laying back in bed after our rat chasing escapade, we couldn't stop laughing at our experience!  I swear that would only happen to us!  We finally fell asleep around 2:00 in the morning after laughing our guts out!  The amazing part was that Bridger slept through the whole thing!