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What is leaving their droppings overnight in my 'kitchen'????

Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 9,872
I'm in the process of extending my house, so I am living upstairs out of the bedrooms.
I was about to start making my porridge this morning when I was horrified to see that something has nibbled the cork stopper of the container that holds my porridge and left droppings.
I did see some in my porridge yesterday, but assumed they were seeds and ate it anyway  :open_mouth:
Any ideas?


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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,269
    Mice ... not a doubt in my mind. 🙄 
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  • LG_LG_ SE LondonPosts: 4,049
    Mice, I think.
    'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.'
    - Cicero
  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 24,076
    Thrice mice
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 8,880
    Just for your sake I will say those are probably all yummy edible seeds and nothing to do with mice. :#  Chuck down some snap traps baited with Mars bars, compost the porridge (it's too warm to eat a hot breakfast anyway right?) and don't think anymore about it.
    Tradition is just peer pressure from dead people
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 9,872
    Yikes!!
    The droppings seem extremely small for a mouse at only around 1mm
    Are you sure??

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 3,994
    A fourth for mouse. The droppings are about the right size too.
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,391
    Yep, those are mouse droppings.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Red mapleRed maple YorkshirePosts: 572
    Yes, mouse droppings.
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 9,872
    Thanks for all your replies and confirmation.
    Not really what I wanted to hear, especially as I've eaten some...
    Now I've got to try and find where they are and do something about it.
    There are boxes of my belongings stacked almost to ceiling height.
    I'll have to put down some poison
    Thanks again
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 8,880
    Don't use poison if you're going to go around eating the droppings :p
    Tradition is just peer pressure from dead people
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