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The world's first continent mouse...

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mabh Thu 29-Oct-09 09:46:36

Hello - I have a pest problem in my kitchen. In the past, I would have said it was a mouse, but there are no droppings, mouse or otherwise, and no gnawing.

But yesterday, a circle of about 1cm was eaten out of a plum, and this morning, about 1-2cms of two bananas has been eaten.

Clearly we've got something - anybody got any ideas? Surely we can't have discovered the world's first continent mouse?

mabh Thu 29-Oct-09 11:36:01

No-one got any ideas on my fruit-eating non-mice? Perhaps it's DH wink

cornsilk Thu 29-Oct-09 11:37:22

How weird. Perhaps the mouse is constipated and is seeking to ease it's discomfort with fruit.

mabh Thu 29-Oct-09 12:31:50

Funnily enough, the thought had occurred wink.

<deep breath> does anyone have any experience of rats? Do they poo everywhere?

frostyfingers Thu 29-Oct-09 16:49:20

Fruit bat?

allaboutme Thu 29-Oct-09 16:52:39


Bleenherbe Thu 29-Oct-09 17:06:30

Rats: big poos, much bigger than mouse poo.

mabh Fri 30-Oct-09 09:50:03

Well, it's not a child, still no poo, and 'it' ate a bit of banana and a bit of cheese of two traps yesterday and didn't set them off..

...I think it must be a fruit bat. Right time of year, and all that...

frostyfingers Fri 30-Oct-09 10:34:08

Maybe it's a vampire bat - Halloween and all that you know?!

GentleOtter Fri 30-Oct-09 10:50:31

rats do bigger poos but less frequently than mice (who seem to poo every centimeter.)

Dust the area round the fruit bowl with flour and see what sort of footprints are left.
Rat poo is roughly the size of a thumbnail and the width of a cotton bud head.

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