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!