Saturday, September 22, 2012

Another life saved

So far, it's been a vole a day - it's obviously the season, they're mostly tiny, young things.

He makes a special little cry of triumph in the kitchen or hallway - that's how you know. We usually manage to save them. Of course, after we've gone to bed he can do what he likes.

So we deployed our mouse-trap (quite humane and pictured below) last night. Clare baited it with some nuts but when you're being chased by a muscular cat, food inducements .. well, you know.

And it worked! This morning we were able to release a vole juvenile in perfect spirits.