Bugger and blast.
My nosy bint of a neighbour took great delight in telling lovely fella that she's seen a rat sitting on our bird feeding station. Sure enough, as I was sitting outside earlier, there was a rustling in the ivy that runs riot over the brick shed and as I looked up I watched as the seed bar container was pulled into the leaves. I went over to investigate and could hear ratty scuttle back up over the ivy. Just to make sure, I kept a watch for a while only to see it happen again. I've removed the seed bar holder and I could plainly see the seed bar gnawed down considerably.
So what do I do now then? I'm loathe to put anything on the bird table. I hate killing anything but I have the chicken to consider. Closer inspection of the run tonight has revealed a suspiciously rat sized hole burrowed out under the perimeter of the run.
What do I do bloggers?