No joy though...sigh. Open season on a field rat (hate em) We have a bird feeder and a squirrel feeder out back. Never had a problem, just one time last year. Sort of the reason I bought a Marlin 60 .22 It has a really nice 9X scope on it sighted it for 25 yards which is exactly what I wanted it for. So wife and I are on the back deck watching a baby bunny. Across the grass shoots this big rat, flies up the tree and into the feeder. Now the feeder is a wood box with a big glass jar on the front so you can see them eat. If I am willing to sacrifice the jar, this rat is toast. No...wife wont let me shoot the jar. So I have to wait and get him through the side hole as he exits. And wait. And wait. 3 times he poked his head to see if all was okay. I was patient, didn't take the shot because in a blink, he was back to the jar...I wanted him checking his exit and on the way out. and wait and wait. 30 minutes resting on the rail. So he scoots out the BACK hole and no shot. Oh well, no rat head to hang over the mantle...THIS TIME.