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quakerboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-18-09 10:03 PM
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50. Probably
Probably would. Make it a mouse, and the chances go up, because those lil things are horrible and not at all friendly. I would actually have an easier time killing the robin, as birds kinda skeeve me out a bit. Chickens mainly, but my spite for them bleeds over into general Ornithophobia. Ok, not really phobia, I just don't like them, but I am fine going with my wife to feed ducks at the park. Even if I hate them little bastids.

Needless to say, big bird was never my favorite, and while I am intrigued by the double feather of the Emu, I would rather never meet one. And I feel a strange glee every time I eat a chicken nugget. Strangely, I kinda like Crows and Rooks.

And back to the subject at hand

Given that I have kept dead rats in my freezer (leading to some awesome quotes from unexpecting friends, btw), and I know that I can shoot quite well, I think that I would have little problem with doing a rat in for 10mil. But then, I consider that I have never knowingly killed any mammal or other vertibrate.

I have been hunting, and the only thing that stopped me was my unwillingness to take anything but a sure shot on the bouncing deer. But maybe I am too soft hearted and just covering myself.
I have managed to never hit anything with a car.
Somehow it was always other team members that delivered the lethal injection after surgery in relevant college courses.
When I go fishing, I let others catch and then knock the fish on the head. I think that's mainly an aversion to fish, given my allergies.

But maybe I am just not a killer. Show me the 10 mil and the rat, hand me the gun, and we will find out.
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  -Someone hands you a BB gun and there is a mother rat sitting in a nest LynneSin  Jun-18-09 11:05 AM   #0 
  - can I keep the rat?  ohiosmith   Jun-18-09 11:08 AM   #1 
  - Yes you may keep the dead rat  LynneSin   Jun-18-09 11:08 AM   #3 
     - Thanks. It'll be dead.  ohiosmith   Jun-18-09 11:17 AM   #10 
  - Rats are tough. A BB gun might not kill a rat.  JustABozoOnThisBus   Jun-18-09 11:08 AM   #2 
  - you have practice with this  LynneSin   Jun-18-09 11:09 AM   #4 
  - Agreed  Inchworm   Jun-18-09 03:04 PM   #36 
  - would you?  Tuesday Afternoon   Jun-18-09 11:10 AM   #5 
  - I'd shoot the robin too  LynneSin   Jun-18-09 11:11 AM   #6 
     - yeah. me too  Tuesday Afternoon   Jun-18-09 11:12 AM   #8 
     - I'd donate some to the Autobahn Society  JustABozoOnThisBus   Jun-18-09 04:42 PM   #43 
  - No, I wouldn't.  LeftyFingerPop   Jun-18-09 11:12 AM   #7 
  - I take killing things very seriously, but for 10 million dollars...  I Have A Dream   Jun-18-09 11:17 AM   #9 
  - Another thread asked if you would kill a robin for 10mil  LynneSin   Jun-18-09 11:21 AM   #12 
     - I would do it for the robin also although the robin is a little more difficult...  I Have A Dream   Jun-18-09 11:28 AM   #17 
  - for 10 million, shoot the rat  snooper2   Jun-18-09 11:19 AM   #11 
  - if the bastid was in my house or barn I'd shoot it for free  Kali   Jun-18-09 11:22 AM   #13 
  - Aww, but rats are cuuuuuute.  DarkTirade   Jun-18-09 11:24 AM   #14 
  - Cuter than $10million dollars  LynneSin   Jun-18-09 11:26 AM   #15 
     - ... shit.  DarkTirade   Jun-18-09 11:32 AM   #19 
  - I'd shoot the rat for free....  SacredCow   Jun-18-09 11:27 AM   #16 
  - No. The rat's done nothing to deserve it.  Gormy Cuss   Jun-18-09 11:29 AM   #18 
  - A rat's life isn't worth 10 million dollars. Or even 1 million.  3.14158675309   Jun-18-09 11:36 AM   #20 
  - what if you weren't allowed to feed the rat to the snake  LynneSin   Jun-18-09 11:39 AM   #21 
  - I'd freeze the rat in a freezer bag and feed it to something someday.  3.14158675309   Jun-18-09 11:47 AM   #23 
  - That's why I stick with the smaller reptiles... I don't feel bad about feeding them crickets and  DarkTirade   Jun-18-09 12:46 PM   #30 
     - Yes but PETA does!  LynneSin   Jun-18-09 01:15 PM   #31 
     - I know you know this: Even the smaller type lizards such as  3.14158675309   Jun-18-09 01:17 PM   #32 
        - My gecko never got quite big enough for me to try a pinkie.  DarkTirade   Jun-18-09 08:59 PM   #46 
  - 10 million to shoot a rat! Are you crazy!  montanto   Jun-18-09 11:43 AM   #22 
  - I live on a farm  suninvited   Jun-18-09 12:24 PM   #24 
  - Nope. Wouldn't do it, even if it were a rat.  Hell Hath No Fury   Jun-18-09 12:29 PM   #25 
  - Talk about high maintenance!  3.14158675309   Jun-18-09 12:35 PM   #27 
  - I'd do it for free.  Midlodemocrat   Jun-18-09 12:32 PM   #26 
  - I'd shoot the robin too.  Forkboy   Jun-18-09 12:45 PM   #28 
  - +1  Midlodemocrat   Jun-18-09 12:45 PM   #29 
  - I would shoot the rat for free  NJmaverick   Jun-18-09 02:57 PM   #33 
  - Did you ever think the rats may not have much use for you either  LynneSin   Jun-18-09 03:04 PM   #34 
  - I bet that's true, so best to take them down  NJmaverick   Jun-18-09 03:05 PM   #37 
  - When I saw this thread, I thought, "Midlo would shoot it for free"  CreekDog   Jun-18-09 03:31 PM   #39 
     - Thats a gerbil not a rat!  TZ   Jun-18-09 03:37 PM   #41 
        - I bet Midlo would shoot it anyway  CreekDog   Jun-18-09 03:43 PM   #42 
  - Good night, Minnie.  MilesColtrane   Jun-18-09 03:04 PM   #35 
  - Some must die so others can live  Mugu   Jun-18-09 03:10 PM   #38 
  - If you had said $100, this would be a non-issue, but $10 million?  Shell Beau   Jun-18-09 03:34 PM   #40 
  - Batman's gonna get you for dissing Robin.  Fire Walk With Me   Jun-18-09 04:43 PM   #44 
  - For ten million dollars, I'd shoot any animal you asked me to except  Lyric   Jun-18-09 04:53 PM   #45 
  - No  BlueJazz   Jun-18-09 09:02 PM   #47 
  - ...  Madrone   Jun-18-09 09:08 PM   #48 
  - Rats in the wild carry fleas and might be rabid;  Dyedinthewoolliberal   Jun-18-09 09:27 PM   #49 
  - Probably  quakerboy   Jun-18-09 10:03 PM   #50 
 

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