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What on earth is burrowing under a fence and up into my compost bin?

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Finbar Sun 11-Sep-16 15:57:27

The hole under the fence is pretty small - about 5cm ish I'd say. It's kicked out lots of earth and compost material and obviously gone up into the bin. Never had this before.
Looks too small for a hedgehog.
What do you think?

hesterton Sun 11-Sep-16 15:58:13


sunnydayinmay Sun 11-Sep-16 15:58:20

A rat? They are everywhere at the moment.

CremeEggThief Sun 11-Sep-16 15:58:44

A mouse or a rat?sad

Haggisfish Sun 11-Sep-16 16:00:32


megletthesecond Sun 11-Sep-16 16:02:21

A rat. They love compost bins.

I've, sadly, gone back to binning my children waste and only composting garden waste because the rats were getting too settled. They'd eat potato peelings, manky fruit, anything.

elephantoverthehill Sun 11-Sep-16 16:04:54

Megle yes I agree, waste children are difficult to get rid of grin

Finbar Sun 11-Sep-16 16:13:46

Oh yuk. I was hoping you wouldn't say rat!
Guess I'll have to start it again and put the bin on a hard standing base.

JT05 Sun 11-Sep-16 16:37:24

If it's a plastic bin, beware they ate through ours!

sunnydayinmay Sun 11-Sep-16 16:46:29

Children waste grin

They'll eat through plastic. They ate through my compost caddy thing. They eat through bloody walls. This has been the year of the rat in my house.

megletthesecond Sun 11-Sep-16 16:47:45

eleph I swear my auto text has a mind of it's own blush.

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