27 January 2010 21:47:01
A cat came into the back garden this morning and spent a good while smelling around my shed. I immediately smelt a rat - figuratively speaking. When I went out to open the glasshouse, I had a good look around for any evidence of these 4 legged unwelcome creatures.
Last year, we had the same problem. We had to move the composter up to the in-laws. They had worn a track from the vacant garden next door, in under the dividing barrier and up to the composter.
Today, I noticed in the exact same entry spot as last year, the soil is depressed. There is no further evidence of a track but with the composter no longer there, they wouldn't be going up to that area on a regular basis.
The rat poison is ready. I think I will have to put some into the garden next door - the house is vacant and I want to get these before a nest develops. I want to be able to use the back garden in the summer.