Dual wrote:OP you a snowflake for real. Get a lethal rat trap from DIY shop. Set it at night. Retrieve the rats body in the morning. Cut off its head and put it on a spike as a warning to the other rats.
My old cat essentially did just that, he'd kill and eat the rats (and various other small mammals) he caught but leave the head on the doorstep, the final look of terror permanently fixed upon its face.
Current cat is an utter wimp who'd probably gooseberry fool himself if he saw a rat.