Not sure what Rattus norvegigicus live off of on the foreshore at the end of Ferry Lane but I suspect that it is not just Sea Slaters! There are several in the same area as the Black Redstarts and Wheatears and the chats have been observed by several people to follow the Brown Rats around waiting to see if they unearth anything interesting.
They are also what might be called 'robust' or 'chunky' but any comparisons to the size of any local felines is (on this occasion) spurious! They also look incredibly clean and in fine fettle.
Everything has its place...
This one did not run off with a whole coconut but it does give you a scale of sorts....
mmmmm.... a nice fat metal cable to chew!
Both cool images by Dave McGough
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