It is said you are never more than six feet away from a rat. Well this one was three feet away from my back door at 8am on Wednesday. We don’t own a cat, but sometimes one or two snuggle up on our bench on the veranda. Opportunity must have knocked on Tuesday night in the form of a hungry rodent after the bird seed. It’s been given a good ‘green’ send off – on the end of the coal shovel, lobbed over the wall into the field, as a warning to any ratty friends!