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INRM
28th November 2008, 07:12 AM
What does a rat or mouse tooth impression look like?

Also how big is the bite mark typically in size?


INRM
BTW: This morning I got nicked on my hand (I think it was the cat, but not sure, I have two nicks spaced around) spaced around a half an inch (maybe a little more or less) and a third nick about 1.5 inches from there...

Jeff Corey
28th November 2008, 07:52 AM
What does a rat or mouse tooth impression look like?

Also how big is the bite mark typically in size?


INRM
BTW: This morning I got nicked on my hand (I think it was the cat, but not sure, I have two nicks spaced around) spaced around a half an inch (maybe a little more or less) and a third nick about 1.5 inches from there...


more than you want to know about rat bites. http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.ratballs.com/images/Teeth.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.ratballs.com/RatTails/Tails059.html&usg=__YnkOLUj5Ww8u1x3rs2uCvHMEKHA=&h=223&w=234&sz=14&hl=en&start=1&um=1&tbnid=vMCOenwQ0G-fxM:&tbnh=104&tbnw=109&prev=/images%3Fq%3Drat%2Bbites%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26rls% 3Dcom.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox%26rlz%3D1I7RNWN%26sa%3DN

Tiktaalik
28th November 2008, 08:21 AM
Mice and rats have two slender, slightly curved front teeth with (usually) squared-off sharp bottoms (I used to keep them for pets).

If you put out a piece of cheese, and a mouse nibbled it, you would get two parallel scrape marks, maybe an eighth of an inch wide. For a rat, bigger depending on the size of the rat.

My pet mice would occasionally nip me, but didn't have the jaw strength to break the skin. Rats could break the skin and occasionally did. The bites didn't look like the marks in the cheese, though; more like an unidentifiable pinch/small puncture. It definitely hurt - so do guinea pig bites, which are similar to rat bites and more powerful than mouse bites.

Silly Green Monkey
29th November 2008, 06:33 AM
Hamsters are about the same size as mice, and one tore open my finger. Still have the scar.

Old man
29th November 2008, 07:02 AM
BTW: This morning I got nicked on my hand (I think it was the cat, but not sure, I have two nicks spaced around) spaced around a half an inch (maybe a little more or less) and a third nick about 1.5 inches from there...
It's the cat.

bickerer
29th November 2008, 12:04 PM
Are you sure it's not a spider?? My husband was bitten out in the wilderness and it left two lovely little puncture marks. (also neccessitated a visit to the doctor as it was necrotic.)

Soapy Sam
30th November 2008, 11:21 AM
Or a vampire?