Sammy looks like he may have hurt himself by chewing up the Rodent Bait Station. Good news. The rats had already consumed the poison and Sammy found this plastic container and chewed it up thoroughly.
This little episode started us on this journey to improve the way we try to control the rat population on the farm. We have made several shields to protect these bait stations. Sammy just loves to attack these plastic containers when he hears the rat crawling around in there eating the bait. The initial steel containers would be easy prey for him.
We now have these Rodent Bait Station Shields that are Sammy Proof. Fortunately our great grandkids have not tried to get into these bait stations. We have made them child proof already so that should not be a problem