I can't believe it's been nearly two years since the last Worcester Park rat-related story. Thankfully blog reader Andrew B (not to be confused all the other Andrews who comment on the blog) has come to our rescue with this rat tail tale.
"While speedwalking along Donnington Road last week an elderly gentleman with a shopping bag crossed the quiet road from my left. As he reached the middle of the road (partly hidden from my view by a parked car) there occurred an out-of-the-blue commotion;
"Squeak squeak squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeak squeak squeak !" and then "get out of it, go on get out of it!" accompanied by frantic flapping of the shopping bag.
Unbelievably, he revealed, a rat had actually "gone for him". He felt it should have been the other way around and had not seen a rat in that road before. I think he was only shaken....as was the old man!
My return journey half an hour later showed "ratty" happily mooching through gutter debris under the same parked car. I didn't get too close ! So, be on the lookout for rampant rats fellow residents."
If things carry on like this we'll have to call in Rentokil. Or Gino D'Acampo.