Yesterday I spotted this beneath my bird tree. Well actually D spotted it. He sprang into action
At the other window I jumped up and down trying to scare it away. I needn't have worried, it is very very difficult to shoot an air gun, used once a year, 20 feet at at active rat. The phatt! sound was enough for it to leap in the air and dash away to the nearest farmyard. We have all lived another day.