Finally, a catch! Mr Mousy has no sympathy for the hispid cotton rat that was in the trap this morning. This is his patch and intruders are not welcome. If you read the link above you will wonder why on earth I am so kind to our furry visitor. I had been wondering why he could possibly need to be eating all my larkspurs and blue eyed grass when he must have collected thousands of seeds from the gomphrena over the summer and fall. The fact is they were just to fulfill his daily needs. These rats do not store food! However I have learnt they like oats, so in future I won't be using tomatoes.
I know there are tens more living in the garden so the trap will be set again tonight.