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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-07-2006, 12:07 PM Thread Starter
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I was cleaning my room the other day, and Baxter, my syrian, was getting bored in her cage...I just let her out like any other time...and a few hours later...I hear her clawing away at an air duct in my room....she had always done that...so it was nothing new to me..and I was not really concerned....HOWEVER..I gave Baxter a slit second look and the next thing I saw was her butt in the air as she managed to be half-way in the air duct enterance!!! I longed to try to grab her, knocking myself against the desk....but she quickly dissapeared into the duct!~

I am terrified that she will be lost...and freeze to death...suddenly the air turns on!! I quickly rush over and turn everything off.....time is now of the essence

I was mortified...I took the top covering off the duct...and I saw her looking back at me momentarily and then she disappeared....
it was four in the morning...and raining...I had no choice and quickly started digging around for a flashlight a scuba knife...I went outside my house and had to go into the crawling space of the house soaking wet...I frentically got past the cob webs and crawled to the duct that was directly under my room....I took my knife out and begin cutting the ducts in half..after a few more minutes of listening for noise and walking towards the next duct I HEARD BAXTER WALKING!!! I was sooooooooooooooo relieved and I quickly cut the duct in half and grabbed her! she only looked at me with a blank stare as if to say "what did I do??"

I held her sooo tight....and put her in her cage...went back to the crawling space and duct taped what I ruined....I am sooooooooooo glad this ended the way it did...im gonna have to seal the duct enterance with a cage wire....in all the years I have had hammies, mice and rats wondering on my floor...it hasnt ever happened........till now


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keep fighting
keep breathing
hold onto me and dont let go
NEVER let go
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VIXEY- March 25, 1994- October 11, 2006 at 10pm
SKRAT- October 21, 2005- January 15, 2007 at 5am
BAXTER- January 30, 2007
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-07-2006, 06:23 PM
 
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Oh my! I'm so glad she's ok.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-07-2006, 07:23 PM
 
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Scary! I am so glad you got her! Stinker!


Reminds me of the night Millie got out. I looked and looked but couldn't find her anywhere and then I couldn't sleep being so worried so stayed up watching tv and about 2am she pops up on the arm of the sofa, crawls right to me like 'ok- I'm thirsty now, can I go back?' How she made it that long with 4dogs and 4cats in the house I will never know!
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-07-2006, 08:49 PM
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Oh my goodness!I am glad you got her back before something could of happened!!




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ohh I know!!! IF I hadnt turned around just to see where was....she would have been long gone and I would not have caught on quickly enough before it was too late....I probably would have assumed that she went out of my room somewhere........NEVER in my wildest dreams would I have thought this...I really didnt think I would even be able to get her out...Im soooooooooooo glad it worked out well!

has anyone ever experienced a similar problem like this? what do you do to rodent-proof your air ducts on the floor...I m thinking about maybe making some wire mesh or something...


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i will stand beside you forever
keep fighting
keep breathing
hold onto me and dont let go
NEVER let go
you are my world
make it through
i pray for you

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SKRAT- October 21, 2005- January 15, 2007 at 5am
BAXTER- January 30, 2007
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Next time we meet again, it will be FOREVER

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That must have been so scary! I am so glad that you found her!


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