Caught a sparrow, good thing I didn’t see it. They got it loose, but it lost feathers. The rat only stuck one foot on it and the got loose. We picked them up and threw them away. Not the way I really want to view some creature exiting. We did , however, use bait traps and this method has worked to our best knowledge. The bait disappeared for weeks and then stopped. The rats were eating our equipment, clothes, cushions, fabric, we had to do something fast and the bait traps worked.