Urgggh, how horrid is this - hubby goes into kitchen to make a cup of tea (with me following) next thing there is a scrabbling behind the box that houses the extractor fan tube. Hubby says probably a bird, I squeal and run back into living room - hubby investigates by bashing box and the scrabbling gets louder and the box shifts!
He goes outside (remember we live in the wilds - no lights anywhere) with a torch and shouts at me thro window 'bash the box' - a rat runs out of the fan vent and scarpers off down the pipes!!!!
I'm now paranoid that every scrabble is the rat! We have two cats - they are not earning their keep!
Am off to bed hoping that no rats make it into the bedroom!!!