Posted: 11/01/2013 at 12:54
We occasionally get an influx of rats - my husband feeds the birds and doesn't mind the rats, he won't have it that they carry disease! At this present time, we're not seeing any at all but when we do there are plenty! Neighbours cats are now welcome in our garden as are the foxes. We have plenty of magpies who attack the rats when they are around and I believe they occasionally kill the young ones just for sport! I have to say I find the rats very amusing at times. They are very intelligent but the disease issue does bother me. All the bird feeders are now restricted to the bottom of the garden which backs onto a conservation area so we're bound to get a variety of wildlife.