Anyone that knows me, knows that I am not nor ever have been a morning person! So this morning hub. comes into the bedroom and asks me if I am up. It is 7:30 am. He is like "you have to come and tell me what is inside the bird feeder. He is saying it is either a rat or a squirrel. I stagger out to the front windows, get my eyes into focus and take a look. There inside a closed feeder is a RAT!!! We can tell it got inside from the top which he moved. There he was chowing down on cracked corn, while the birds ate on the outside. Know one critter I hate is a rat, so I am like this has to go. He is like how will it get out, I said after it has it's fill it will climb back out. I just can not figure out how it climbed up a sheppards hook. So here it is full and tried to get out, it can't so I guess it started chewing the string which it was hanging by. But big surprise he was so fat from eating all that corn all he could squeeze out was his head. Well Hub went out and shot it and the bird feeder too. So I get a new feeder, and the rat was trown across the way to feed another critter. Everything here at the Rustic gets recycled lol. Smile. Oh and his demise was quick, so no hate comments from animal lovers because I am an animal lover, but not when it comes to vermin.