Tao brought breakfast home with her this morning. She hadn’t killed it when I got up after the 7am news. It was a chuffing HUGE rat, at least a hamster in size. After about 10 minutes I managed to chase it out onto the balcony. It must have slid through the slats as I heard a thump on the downstairs balcony. Tao was disappointed to miss out on a hot breakfast.

At least there were no bloodstains in the carpet this time.