There’s a rat in my freezer

Possibly a follow up to UB40’s 1986 chart hit ‘Rat in my Kitchen’? However, it’s not quite as fun when a furry rodent has gnawed it’s way through the back of the fridge-freezer and made itself a cosy bed in the insulation foam which is what I discovered in ours yesterday afternoon.

Sadly for the rat the council pest control department have placed enough poisonous bait around the garage that I can’t imagine him having a particularly happy Christmas. Luckily for us we were able to fit most of the food into our other (very old) freezer, apart from a rather delicious gateau which we’ve stored safely in our stomachs… not a distressing sacrifice to have to make. So item one on the Christmas wish list is a new fridge-freezer. Item two is a kitten, preferably one that will prowl the garage and chase away any rats with a destructive streak.

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