Flushed out by the July floods, evidently–they are everywhere! Scampering in the garden in full daylight, eating the ducks’ food, getting into the rabbits’ hutch, scampering above our heads at night.
Liberal applications of Rodean ( a mischievous pun on England’s poshest girls’ school) is taking its effect. Oh rats! And one reason we wanted to move to the country was for the wildlife.
Another plague is the spiders, everywhere, their startling prevalence somehow linked to the July floods too, my daughter’s biology teacher says.
More on the downside of Country Life–Foxes, Myxomatosis