As you can see we also have moles!
Just before the rats arrived we had plans for removing this, not very pretty, feeding station and having one more ornamental one there and one outside the dining room.
The DP put chicken wire round the bird feeders. Samuel Whiskers just climbed up it, but not happy when we hiss at him and he struggles to get out.
This Black Box contains the bait. Which was untouched .
The DP went to the local supplier of farm stuff, feeds and so forth. Advice there was to put the bait where they feed. There had been feeders hanging from the fence so we removed them and placed the Black Box.
One other such place was outside my shedudio. The bird feeders were removed from the Cherry Tree.
And these two cardboard tubes put in place.
When the DP checked all the bait this morning IT WAS ALL GONE!
Only one rat seen today. I expect when we have completely eradicated this family we will have to continue with putting out bait.... But - we have a farmer friend and he said he had never seen such bold rats as these. Out in daylight with people around.
Just imagine when I open my studio to the public.
Instead of this - they see this.
Today we have had the HAAR. This is a mist which rolls in from the sea. Although when I went for my walk it was moving in and out.
On the horizon here.
Though the sea was still rough.
This sort of wildlife is brilliant. Although much maligned I know where my preference lies.