Mouse or rat?

When we watched the rodent on the bird feeder yesterday we beame convinced that this time it is a rat. It only looks about 4 inches long but it is pretty fat. It’s all the seeds it eats!

Anyway, hubby has moved the feeder to further down the garden and put it on its pole. We don’t think the rat can climb a pole but we will find out.

The pigeons have found it already and although we can’t watch while we eat breakfast we hope we have moved it far enough away from the house to deter the rat. I think it might live in the next garden and come under the fence. However where there is one there are probably more.

I have missed my chance to take another photo but I’ll try to find one that looks like it to add to this post.


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I am a retired schoolteacher now writing novels in Worthing where I live with my husband. After eight locally based relationship novels I have now written a children's story which could be considered a pastiche of Beverley Nichol's works which I loved as a child and still remember fondly. " Penny Down the Drain" may remind folk of " Alice in Wonderland " or " Narnia." but it is set in the 21st century. Our two sons are similarly creative as one is a journalist and the other an actor. When there is no pandemic I am the publicity secretary for Worthing Friendship Centre and listen to live music , folk and jazz.

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