Jack Russel Hurdle Racing

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Cute, but I seriosly doubt any one of them could have taken care of my mouse problem a little while back as my huge black kitty, Satan. He’s good.

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I love the NASCAR-style wipeout on the first hurdle.

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Not bad, but needs miniature jockeys strapped to their backs.

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And I know who!
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I had a) 3-4 mice in the house one week in June or b) the same mouse coming back into the house more than once (yes, I’m soft-hearted and I rescue them from the cats when I can). Came out on Sunday morning and found a dead one in one of the compartmentalized food dishes, like a tv dinner; you’ve got your “savory chicken” canned food, your kibble, and your mice. Either that, or it was a hint; "I’d like less of the savory chicken, and more mice, please.

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Clearly you don’t know JRTs. They’re like guided missiles.

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They are fast. I had a JR -chihuahua mix who could zoom. But he couldn’t keep up with his “brother,” who was a mega-mix but probably had some Italian Greyhound in him.

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JRTs were bred to hunt rats IIRC. Big, nasty rats. Mice are OK but rats are the real fun for these guys.

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A quick sample:

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I think you might have confused Wilford with Whiplash. Diabeetus.

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Hence the use of launch tubes.

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queue the video of the english farm dogs clearing rats

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And while some cats can take on rats, particularly roof rats (Rattus rattus), which are a smaller variety, a terrier is more capable of taking on a Norwegian rat (Rattus norvegicus), which are the big bastards. Basically, terriers have the predatory instincts of cats, but in a dog body. With about 1,000 times the energy.

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One of the JRT I knew was a ratter on a sailing ship. Jackal was the captain’s pet, but he was also a working dog; his favorite toy was a basketball, which he would chase around until it (inevitably) went down the hatch to the crew quarters.

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An acquaintance of mine who owned one called his a Jack Russel Terrorist.

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Stand by for action! THUNDER RUSSELLS ARE GO!

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