We got a Big Frickin’ Trap (BFT for short) and put some peanut butter on it. That seemed to work better than the sticky traps (which are all still empty) and the poison (which hasn’t been eaten). I even took a picture of it, just for posterity. Not to worry, the rat is partially obscured since the trap flipped over on top of it.
The impressive thing is that he still managed to lick every last bit of the peanut butter off the trap. That’s determination. We could learn a lot from that rat. I guess in his own way, he won.