|A well fed wood mouse [photo Wikimedia commons]|
This visitor had a penchant for chocolate. It had had a go at the packaging of the 3-pack of Mars bars but had given up which, with an open packet of chocolate biscuits to hand, was a rather sensible move. Nothing else was nibbled or explored, just the 2 chocolate biscuits which it had pulled out of the packet. The visitor had, oh so carefully, scraped off the chocolate leaving the biscuit base pretty much intact. In fact it looked just like it would have done had one of us taken a knife and scraped it off ourselves.
|Our visitor before going back to the woods|
'No specific species' came the reply, but they kindly offered to lend us a humane trap so that we could remove our visitor to a more appropriate place -- outside, well away from the house! They recently blogged about a rat with a taste for their potatoes! We certainly do get wildlife with odd tastes along the Aigronne Valley! Yesterday afternoon I duly popped over to borrow the trap and Tim had a look at the evidence and found tiny teeth marks on the underside of the biscuits where the visitor had dragged them out of the open packet.
This morning we found the trap inhabited and two large eyes peering up at us and all the chocolate biscuit used to bait the trap consumed. As far as we can tell, our visitor looks to be a