I am home alone but expecting husband to show up anytime. Sitting here when I hear the front door move but then nothing, there should be more sound if it is him. I turn the light on for him but still no other sound so I go in the bedroom and look out that window, nothing there, no-one anywhere...But a bucket has been moved and is on it's side. The wind maybe, it is a bit windy...I decide it was the wind and not boogymens so go out and set the bucket up and put it away from the wind. I happen to see a movement up the other end of the verandah and of course! I remember we have a bandicoot that likes to get the chookfood from the buckets that I leave out. So he must have tipped this one over, found it empty so went looking in the other one. He didn't seem that fussed that I was there so I came in to get the camera and he was still there when I went out again and I managed to get quite close, within 4feet, of it.
Isn't it so cute. I don't know how many we have here now but I'm thinking this is the one that goes between the chookpens, it digs under the gates and the fences and I am forever filling in the gaps so the chickens can't get out. These are another reason I don't want to use poisons or snap traps for the rats.