I was at the Dingle tonight with a friend and we found a rat that is OBVIOUSLY not a wild rat and it has obviously been dumped because it was in the middle of the Dingle park. She came right up to me and didn't run away, so we gave her some bird seed and she set right in to eat it while my friend drove away to get a cat carrier. She's here at home with me right now - hence the pictures below. But I can't keep her for obvious reasons ( uh - 4 dogs and 3 cats - all who would like to have a nice breakfast of white and beige rat... )
I've called her Mrs. Dingle, she's obviously starving because she hasn't stopped eating since we found her. Sunflower seeds seem to be a big hit and she likes applies too. I have her in a large cat carrier with blankets right now and she's safe from the other animals. She's very sweet. She's also got sores on her back from I don't know what.
Mrs. Dingle looking at me