Rats on Benefits
Having discovered lots of hollowed out oranges under our tree, we managed to trace the likely culprits – with the help of that very useful Facebook page “The Corfu Grapevine”, and my other favourite source of local information, The Corfu Forum – to the local rat population. They are not called Fruit Rats for nothing evidently, and they are very happy at our house, since our cat has only one eye and obviously misses a lot of what is going on around him. We have also very kindly built a rat palace for them to live in, which was intended to be a rather superior garden shed built to house our water pump and olive nets when not in use. Our nets are now lying between the olive trees to protect them from rat droppings and the rats are breeding away with free housing and free food!