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Old 09-05-2010, 09:14 PM   #1
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While working on my 1950's/60's something camp, I put a hole in the bedroom wall through the sheetrock. Suddenly, what looked like rat pellets, started pouring out of the wall. And it kept pouring. I stuck my shop vac in it and it just kept sucking tons and tons. Upon further review it looked more like black/brown poppy seeds mixed with pine needles and an assortment of other types of seeds. I opened the wall more and had even more poor out. Also it had, what looked like, little blue sticks of rat poison mixed in with it. It was throughout the insulation. It smelt kind of like a pine pot puree.

Any thoughts on what this stuff is?

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Sounds like a rats nest

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Big ass rats!
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Nicest smelling rats nest I've ever smelt.
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Nope, closed it up and pined it over. I nearly filled a 3 gallon shop vac with the stuff and more was still coming. Best guess is that it was some home-made anti-rodent mix added in with the exterior wall insulation. Just guessing though.
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