Climbing on the creeper vine we see the paws of an unwelcomed visitor to our home. It’s a common rat or brown rat.
These rats live in the wall near the garbage bin outside our gate; and despite the refuse there, they are still attracted to our home.
I read that these rats live in groups of a certain size. If a large fraction of a rat population is exterminated, the remaining rats will increase their reproductive rate to quickly restore the previous population level. Oh dear!
It’s really becoming frustrating living along with these unwelcomed visitors. And despite our cleanliness they still sneak around trying to enter our home.