I must have brought this little critter in sometime ago and let him go. He’s obviously been hiding under the fridge for quite some time coming out helping himself to my food until he made the mistake of leaving some visible evidence of his existence.
He evaded capture initially by squeezing under the gap under the door into the dining room which is when the camera was set up to monitor my food.
A couple of nights later after keeping out of sight for the interim he spent all night coming in and out from behind the fridge emptying my food bowl to create a stockpile of food under the fridge.
This time my slave was better prepared, blocking the gap under the door and the doorway into the cupboard under the stairs before pulling out the fridge to evict the unwanted house guest. Unfortunately for the rat he was determined not to take the easy exit out through the wide open back door but kept trying to find alternate escape routes so suffered a slow painful death with the aid of a broom and crowbar. It is surprisingly difficult to kill a rat even once you have managed to trap it.
Bought my first mouse in last night and let it run around in the lounge
My slave tried to catch it a few times but it had too many places to run
to and hide so eventually he gave up.
This evening it came out
from under the armchair and I chased it into the dining room. I caught
it a few times as it popped out from behind the shelves before
eventually carrying it to the middle of the room and dropping it where
my slave could catch it
Finally I have been allowed outside. After a little suspicion about the cat flap I quickly got the hang of it and have now investigated most of the neighboring gardens. I do run away though every time I hear any sudden noises or see any people.
Getting much braver now. not hiding all the time and much happier
without that collar on. Still very suspicious of this person though.
They forced me back into that small plastic carrier again the other day.
I did put up quite a fight and escaped several times, hiding under the
sofa, before they finally managed to trap me in. Was taken back to be
checked by the vet after my operation. I’m not going to give them a
chance to take me again as I’ll hide whenever it looks like my slave is
getting ready to go out.
Really not sure what’s going on. Was removed from my kittens about a
week ago and shut in a small enclosure- then yesterday I was knocked
out and when I came round had this annoying plastic collar on and a
large bare patch which hurt.
Today I was forced into small
plastic box, shaken around a bit and as soon as it was opened I ran
under here and I’m not coming out while there’s anyone near.
Got brave and investigated my surroundings a bit more.It’s quite
comfortable here, but now I’ve been spotted again I’m going to have to
run off and hide in a corner again where they can’t get at me.