We had a wild mouse in a cupboard the other day. Turns out that Nutella works well on a trap.
Have you ever "befriended" a wild animal?
Used to have a wren in one of my old workshops that would keep me company - it was an old stone barn and quite cluttered and cobwebby. He'd perch nearby when I was working and any time I moved any furniture or materials he'd come and join me to see if I'd disturbed and spiders or insects he could eat. Used to call him Little Ronnie No-Neck, which caused a bit of a situation when my GF at the time decided to start collecting all the flies from the office insect-o-cuter in envelopes and post them to him..... or rather, to inadvertently post them to my next-door neighbour and landlord, called Ron.
Have swallows (seasonally) at my current workshop - the door has two cat flap sized cutouts in it - one at the bottom for chickens to come and go and one at the top for swallows
In the house, spiders generally get shown the door (then hitch a lift back in with the firewood) but Cellar Spiders are very welcome and we've watched several generations grow up in the house over the last few years - the young ones are so gossamer delicate that you can barely see them. Almost invisible spiders floating in completely invisible webs. In contrast, in the shed with the bikes theres another spider so big we call him Mr Cloverfield
We have racoons in the garden every night (BC) but you can't feed them as they're without doubt the smartest 4 legged animal I've ever seen and will be cashing your paycheck within days. We did put a couple of eggs out for them once as I didn't believe the wife. Turns out you put a bowl of water out too and they crack the top of the egg without spilling a drop, sit upright and drink it with their two front paws and then they wash their paws in the bowl of water afterwards. Bloody ridiculous!
If I had the time I would do a documentary on the ones in the local park who walk from feeding spot to feeding spot, single file, and use the zebra crossings when they cross the single lane roads!
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