Rodent Problem at NRG

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  1. gwallaia

    gwallaia Moderator Staff Member

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    A rather large rat ran across my foot at today's game (49ers). I saw something blur in the corner of my eye and then I feel something on my foot and then I see it. A big hairy rat scurrying down our row.

    I'm in section 552
     
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  2. Texecutioner

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    Is this a Rick Smith thread?
     
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    They decided the Astrodome was getting crowded and moved it on up to a deluxe apartment in the sky-y-y.
     
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    Good God man, I can't "Like" that!

    Thanks for reporting it though. Good to know.
     
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    I KNEW it would happen
    but I just thought it would be Steelb to make the connection.
     
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    It's not that the stadium has a rodent problem. There are no more rats there now than there have always been. You just see them now because they're abandoning ship.
     
  8. Hervoyel

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    The longer I think about it the more I think you probably could have gotten a good deal on that rat's PSL if you had approached him in the right way. He's probably already sold his tickets to some Steeler fans so you wouldn't get to go to that game but for next year..... quite a bargain.
     
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    I wonder if this’ll become a bigger problem with the astrodome supposedly being overrun by them.

    If that’s the case then of course they are going to expand to new territory.
     
  10. Texecutioner

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    Well I likely just beat him to it. :gathering:
     


  11. Texecutioner

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    Well I likely just beat him to it. :gathering:
     
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  12. Hervoyel

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    You know, downtown is full of rats. If you get here early enough in the morning (I'm usually in between 5:30 and 6:00) they're everywhere diving for cover as more people start to show up. There are far more of them in the city than people imagine. They're just really good at staying out of sight during the day.

    The Astrodome has had them for decades. Just goes with the territory. Any massive building like that sitting empty most of the time (all of the time now) is going to have that problem. Once the garage goes in I'm sure the county will start putting the effort into getting them all back under control. Maybe if there are enough reports of them over at NRG they'll start working on it sooner.
     
  13. gwallaia

    gwallaia Moderator Staff Member

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    I did send a complaint to the Texans fan department or whatever its called. I have not received any acknowledgement of receipt though.
     
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    The Discovery Channel had a documentary about rats last year. Very interesting to watch. They are resilient little bastards, and it is not at all surprising that they are taking over the NRG complex. They've got to be bad if they are coming out during games, though. I'm surprised that they've let it so out of control considering the diseases and nastiness that comes with a large rat population.
     
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    The Texans called me back today after I had sent them an email. They apologized and assured me they will be addressing the issue.
     
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    They were probably busy picking up stray cats.
     
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    Actually, snakes are much better at controlling rodent populations. They should turn a couple of hundred snakes loose in NRG.
     
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    You are correct. I jumped a level. When do the mongoose get released?
    I picture NRG as a wild kingdom. Has to be more entertaining than watching Savage and our offense.
     

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