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Q: Is it possible for a rat to take a glove from a 2nd floor balcony?

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I live on the second floor of a semi-old building. Our garden, which is huge, has an abundant amount of rats. I constantly see them through my windows . Anyway, I am always careful when I wash and hang my clothes. Just this once I left a pair of gloves on a chair to dry. The next day I check and one is missing. I'm feeling like the detective in me wants to investigate but I'm scared that there's a king rat and it's going to attack me. Yikes! Is this possible or maybe I have a one-handed thief who happened to be cold ? Lol

6 years 47 weeks ago in  General  - Guangzhou

 
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Yes. A rat can climb anywhere it can get its claws into... and if it was on the hunt for nesting material, or your glove simply smelled interesting, it would be 'finders-keepers'. It's also possible it could have been a bird. Do you have corvids (crows, ravens, magpies etc.) in your area?

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Michael Jackson is back?

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That was your glove? Emphasis on WAS. I stole your glove. I'm doing a Michael Jackson song for the Christmas show and I needed one glove, so I took yours. I climbed, it's only one floor up from the ground. 

You understand, of course. It made no sense to buy a pair of gloves when I only needed one. What would I do with the spare glove? Don't anyone answer that. You all are sick people and I don't want to hear the perverted things you would do with one spare glove.

I was going to borrow some of your clothes but we wear different sizes. Damn it's so difficult for me to find my size. But I digress.

So, as a practical matter, I stole your glove. It's a waste to buy a pair when I only needed one, and your glove was free. You see, I had no choice.

Or maybe the wind blew it away?

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Many years ago in the UK we had a mouse problem and called in the exterminator, (Rentokil), the guy came we were in a second floor flat and we asked how the mice would get in the building, the exterminator was quite shocked at our naivety, mice (and rats) can EASILY climb up outside walls, for them there is plenty of grip on the face of modern bricks and concrete, no problem.

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No it's not. Rats' dont' take things that aren't edible to their hideouts so it wouldn't be possible at all.

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I surely wouldn't remain in an apartment that was that seriously infested with rats.  At a minimum there is the risk that they could bite you, I hate to say it, and they are truly carriers of all kinds of horrible diseases.

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