This really isn't very funny to me but may be to you. I'm leaving on a five day fishing trip tomorrow (Tuesday) and just noticed two days ago that I have what looks like a pack rat's nest in my boat. I have the type of bait that is human blood thinner in the boat and it looks like it's eaten a good bit of it. Until it goes to water it probably won't die. The smell is tremendous with the big rats so I set out a simple mouse trap with a string attached so I could retrieve it. I checked the trap today and it's still loaded and what looks to be a new nest because I took the old one out. What I didn't expect when I uncovered the boat was the 18'' snake (non poisonous) that was just inches away from me when I took the tarp off. The snake was about as big around as a cigar or smaller. Can it handle the pack rat. Will my buddies fish with me? Should I tell them? Suggestions?