Tuesday, 2 June 2009

The Beastie Boy

It has been nearly a year since Fat Rascal first wrote a guest blog for the SOIG mentioning the 'beast in the attic' at her French mountain home. The beast has been frequently mentioned in our email exchanges but Fat Rascal has never actually seen it nor offered photographic proof. Until now....




Fat Rascal finally caught the critter on camera and it's a cute little beastie baby stone marten!

Fat Rascal is very excited about this but may want to note that as well as living in French attics or the space between plasterboard and ceiling and generally making a loud chattering noise and crashing around - they have a habit of crawling inside the warm engine housing of cars and are occasionally responsible for chewing through ignition cables and coolant hoses.

7 comments:

Rothschild Orchid said...

How lucky to get photographs! What a wonderful beastie :o)

Ms B said...

What a wee timorous beastie...no, wrong one! A lovely wee beastie. I almost feel a celebratory cakey coming on, but France is so far away!

Yet Another Name said...

Coincidently, this morning a friend told me about having a Stone Martin in her roofspace. It was mostly in the adjoining roof but occasionally stomped about in hers, wearing, she thought, concrete boots. In next door's roof space it had chewed through cables and they now have to get an electrician in. Sadly for the Stone Martin, it is no more, the Exterminator was called in.

Fat Rascal said...

He looks even cuter on the bloggywog!

He settled down for a snooze after all the excitement and then disappeared. There have been no further sightings.

Our beastie, or beasties, seem to get enough to eat with the rodent population and the produce of the hedgerows and hasn't attacked our wiring.

The mechanic at the garage did find a mousie nest in EFR's air filter when he last took the car for an MOT.

HappyMouffetard said...

Very cute!

emmat said...

Our family house burnt its whole top floor down while were on holiday, the verdict was that most likely squirrels chewed through insulation cables in the roof. Since then I have a phobia of animals in loft spaces - no matter how cute. And stone martens are cute.

Arabella Sock said...

Eek! And I thought I had problems with the evil gulls! I wish the Exterminator would come and exterminate them. This year they are nesting a few houses down from me but this won't stop the asbo chicks from stomping up the terrace until they reach my roof and then waddling around hurling abuse and gull poo from there.