Monday, 27 February 2012

Are You Sure It Wasn’t A Siberian Filigree Hamster?

Staff spotted Mr Ketley stumbling around a corridor with the rat hanging from his neck by its teeth and nurses knocked it off and killed it. Hospital officials said it was a field mouse.
Ah, yes, the well-known man-eating field mouse…
But his mother Pat Boardman told the Mirror: "That's an outrageous claim. He had large, open bite marks.

"I'm appalled that this sort of thing could happen to my son in an NHS hospital in this day and age.

"He was completely helpless and terrified. It's a disgrace. He was very scared and the staff had to show him they had killed the rat to prove it could no longer hurt him."
The field mouse, I guess you mean? If you know what's good for you....


Leg-iron said...

You should link this to your 'rats' post. They do attack sleeping people, as your link said.

I used to live in a house that was plagued with field mice at the start of every winter. They run scared at the sight of people and will certainly never attack anyone.

Mind you, they sound a lot bigger when they're scratching in the walls. said...

I wonder if staring field mice might attack humans anyway? I read an article where staring river otters attack giant alligators.
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