It worked! There is one less rat under the chicken house, and this old girl is the reason. See, it’s true, good things do run into the mouths of dogs who wait.
I was going to post a photo of the dead rat, but on reflection thought you might prefer a portrait of one of the recent batch of chicken babies. Cute chicky vs chewed rat? Mmmm, let’s just say it behoves one to uphold a certain aesthetic standard.
To date five rats have been caught in the rat trap too. Don’t tell Ella though, we like to preserve her fantasy that she’s the only thing
standing lying between us and the rat king.