Friday, April 27, 2012

I Didn't Get Eaten.

I know you'll all be pleased to hear that the wall chewing rat didn't get me.  I didn't hear it last night either so I'm thinking it found another way out.  That wouldn't be hard, once daylight hit the house little rattie would have seen lots of ways out. 

I was laying in bed last night though and heard the cat munching on his bickies.  Listened a bit more because it seemed louder that usual...His bowl was being moved across the floor and I could hear the bucket where we keep his biscuits being knocked.  OK, not Rufas.  We have had a stray hanging around so I turned a torch on and heard the catflap flap.  Heard it flap again not long after then heard the bowl move.  Then the bucket...I quietly slipped out of bed and tiptoed out into the living area.  Turned the torch on, ready to yell at the stray cat but it wasn't that.  There was a bandicoot sitting there looking at me.  So cute.  It must have come around to the back of the house and through the doggie door to get to the biscuits.  I asked him what he thought he was doing but he didn't answer, he just turned around and went out the flap into the dark night.

I went back to bed only to wake up to more noises, this time out on the front verandah.  *Something* was on the table out there.  This morning a kids chair was turned over and stuff I had on the table was moved and the potatoes and peelings that I had out there waiting to be planted had been eaten.  Not all of them but at least half of what I had there.  So either this bandicoot can jump onto a small chair then a bin then the table or the stray cat eats potatoes and knocks chairs over for no reason.  Either way I need to start making sure that everything that I want to be safe is put into containers with lids or planted when it should be.  I know the bandicoot eats the chookfood from the bucket if I leave it out in the open so I really need to do better with this.

I will have to start putting the cats food away at night as well.  I'm sure he can wait until breakfast for a meal and it might stop a few mice as well.  It might actually get him to chase down some of the mice that are still here so that will kill 2 birds with 1 stone.  Or 2 mice with 1 cat.  haha, I am so funny!

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  1. I have had a bandicoot help itself to a full 4 litre can of olive oil that was on a bottom shelf. It chewed through the plastic lid then lapped up olive oil till it felt sick! When I came out to investigate it tried to take off, but on the very oiled floor couldn't get traction. Funniest thing you've ever seen - bandicoot trying to run on the spot. Or it would have been funny if it hadn't cost me a full can of oil (and a massive clean up job).

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    1. Oh dear Linda, I can just imagine that. Funny...but not. Sometimes we have to laugh though don't we, otherwise we'd spend all the time crying over the stuff that goes wrong.

      Barb.

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  2. Hi Barb , just dropped in to say hi ...Hi....
    I read the funny post from your Heart Sister....on the heart sister thread....
    Sherrie :)

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    1. Hi Sherrie, I read that too. 'Twas Funny.

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  3. Strangers in the night...lol

    I would never have a cat door! I would be too afraid of what would come through it.

    When I leave chicken vegetables out on the porch or patio table, squirrels and raccoons help themselves. They also knock things around and frighten me in the night.

    If the bandicoot can get in through the cat door, it may have to resort to going through your food stores to find something besides cat food. Ooooo, scaring my now.

    LOL...two mice with one cat was funny.

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  4. Hi there Barb, so glad you didn't get mauled by that dratted rat!! Goodness me, you've had a lot of night visitors - that 'coot sounded downright rude and ungrateful too... turning its back on you.
    They sound as mischievous as possums :D)

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    1. Yes, one reason why I don't watch scarey movies. I'd be freaking out big time.

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