I live in an area that marketing-savvy realtors would call “scenic wetlands and natural marsh habitat.” Most other people call the gooey area behind my house a swamp.

I love it because of the quiet, the natural sounds that don’t even require an electronic sound machine, and variety of wildlife I can watch from my back porch. The only drawback is that some of the more entitled critters seem to think that it’s their natural right to move into my garage and gnaw holes in the ceiling so they can move in and procreate while eating fiberglass insulation. Not my idea of a fun date, but they are at the bottom of the food chain for a reason.

Over the years, I’ve experimented with a variety of ways to deal with these beast-lets including traps, poison, and air guns. More recently, I’ve stumbled on the ultimate e-rat-ication tool. A Smith & Wesson M&P 22 Compact outfitted with a SilencerCo Sparrow suppressor. That’s pretty good on its own, but what really makes this combo shine is the choice of ammo.

For some applications, even the .22 rimfire is too much bang. The Super Colibri (right) fires using only primer compound – no powder.

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