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Carnage In The Garden Again September 29, 2017

Filed under: Animals,Field Mice,Mice,Rats — Janet @ 9:31 pm

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Do I Like Mice/Rats? September 27, 2017

Filed under: Animals,Mice,Rats,Rodents — Janet @ 4:15 pm

IMG_4438  Ready for burial – I suspect this is a rat – the cat’s latest treasure.

 

It Wasn’t A Nice Surprise April 18, 2017

Filed under: Gardening,Rats — Janet @ 12:11 am

It wasn’t a nice surprise – in fact, I screamed.  I was merrily doing my gardening when I almost absent mindedly spotted a long tail – leading to a very large rodent – A RAT.  He was so life like – I asked him if he were alive.  Afraid to stay near him, afraid to leave him unattended, I looked around for a big stone.  Failing that I went over to get my shovel.  I returned and he was still there.  Honestly he was so lifelike.  I was sure he would bolt once my back was turned.  But no actually I had plenty of time to get my camera.  But I just wanted to get rid of him as quickly as possible.  So I dug a hole and turfed him in.  And in fact I felt sorry for him.  Poor Ratty.  Should I praise the cat??  I wondered.

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Photo from the New York Post

 

The Cat Caught The Rat…….. March 9, 2017

Filed under: Cats,Cemeteries,Rats — Janet @ 10:40 pm

IMG_2609              IMG_2610  I did not enjoy this job but needs must – the rat is now suitably buried in the back garden and a (tomb)stone marks the spot.