Strychnine poisoning is a horrible death, even for a rat or mouse. There is no antidote either. That is why most places have changed to zinc phosphide as a rodenticide. I don't dispute that mice and rats need to be controlled, but there are more humane ways.
Interestingly, it is one of the most bitter substances known. It can be detected by taste at 1ppm.
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Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2009 22:55:14 -0800
Subject: [indiantreepix:14995] Re: Strynchnos nuxvomica - poisonous fruiting tree