The Anonymous Widower

You’re Always Close To A Rat In London

It is always said, that in London you’re never far away from a rat. This article on the BBC asks if we’re never more than six feet away from a rat.

Six feet is a large distance compared to the close encounter, I’ve just had during my bath.

My bathroom isn’t completed yet, despite being started nearly two years ago. The bath works, but the toilet hasn’t been fitted yet and there is just a hole into the drains.

As I sat up in the bath, something brown and moving caught my eye on the floor.

It wasn’t a very large example, but I know a rat when I see one. In fact, it looked pretty healthy compared to some that my cats brought in, whilst I was living in Suffolk.

But it was probably less than a metre away from my eyes.

I was just on the point of thinking I should get out of my bath, so I pulled the plug and my only slightly dirty bathwater went down the drain, hopefully showing the rat where to go.

I suspect I should turn myself into the RSPCA, as I’ve probably been guilty of inflicting pain and suffering on an animal.

At least if he or she does come back, they”ll have had a good bath in reasonably warm water!

May 27, 2014 - Posted by | World | , ,

1 Comment »

  1. […] saw the rat scamper across the kitchen and luckily I had a camera handy, as he went down the […]

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