Rats like the outdoor camera...too much

I’ve been trying to get rid of a rat, and set up an outdoor cam to figure out what he was up to. He decided the camera was a chew toy:

You may want to keep your outdoor camera out of reach of rats you might be observing.


So the question is does it still work?

I’d expect not, the fresnel lens that focuses the infrared onto the sensor is completely gone, so the sensor will not sense motion properly.

Wow! Where did you place it? That’s good to know, as I have mine stuck up near the ceiling of my porch.

Petronella Possum likes this WCO but at least she doesn’t chew on it. :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes:

Aww that’s good. Only ones that do any nibbling on stuff here are the delivery people with the yummy snacks and drinks I leave out for them. :grinning:

Amazingly enough, yes, it still works. I’ll cover the front with some transparent packing tape and see if it’s still useful for rat observation…

Did you get a video event of the rat having a snack?

Yup: Dropbox - 2e52210facbea0c4128432b87723e825.mp4 - Simplify your life

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Hell at that rate,your camera will be dead soon,rat won

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@john.schussler Yikes. Did you get an alert? I would’ve gotten on there and hissed like a snake!

Little guy was just cleaning his teeth and very persistent. :smiley: