It IS nice Pete.
I guess rats do control their breeding during poor conditions. I think rabbits do the same. Look at bees, they are classic examples of controlling their breeding during poor conditions.
These rats moved into my honey room, I could hear them shuffling around while I was in there yesterday afternoon. I could hear more a little while ago. So I’m thinking I’ll catch more tonight. This is the first season they left my sweet corn alone for a long time. I don’t want them around because they love sweet potatoes as well as they eat green pineapples, which I’ve got a few good ones on at the moment. They take so long to grow, it’s a shame to see a large hole in the side of one just before they start to ripen.
I cut these up for the birds which haven’t arrived yet. I thought these little rats were pregnant, however their stomachs were full to the brim with the food I used to lure them. It’s amazing how much food a rat can eat. Mind you, some humans can fit a fair bit in. The name Joey Chestnut comes to mind.
I’ve wandered a bit off-topic here.