This column originally appeared 11-15-95.
It was nearly dark when I walked through the house one evening several years ago. Seeing movement on the tubular bird feeder outside the window, I wondered what bird would be there so late.
Then I realized that it was a rat wrapped around the sunflower seed. I called to Dave — this he had to see.
Moments later he came around the corner of the house intending to dispatch that rat. But he forgot that his own movement would turn on flood lights, and the rat zipped up the chain from which the feeder hangs, and disappeared up over the roof.
via The Citizen http://www.thecitizen.com/blogs/sallie-satterthwaite/10-22-2013/furry-vermin