There is a rat trapped behind my washing machine.
I can still see its dark grey tail when I shine my small black multi use flashlight behind the machine.
I don’t want rodents in my house; I once woke up to a rat in the kitchen dragging an avocado across the kitchen lino like a character from Goodfellows who was doing a debt collection.
In the recent past I have killed them with traps but taking this rodent head on would bring killing rats to a much more personal and disturbing level.
I don’t own a gun which is the most convenient of killing machines although even a twenty two would be messy and likely put a hole in the floor.
I could probably batter it to death with my blue acrylic pool cue but this would be rather unpleasant for both of us and I would not ever be able to look at the cue the same way.
I have sent a text to my wife and wait for further instruction.