Encountered this chappie on my walk on the Nenagh Peripherique yesterday. He’s some monster, isn’t he? I’ve never been that up close and…er…personal with a rat that size before. On a walk this morning on the same route he was still there – no-one had made the effort to move it off the path.

I come across quite a number of critter cadavers on my reasonably-regular walks, so much so that I’m inclined to put together an occasional series of blog postings on the subject. Stay tuned, cadaver fans.

Oh, and apologies for the poor quality of the photograph. This was taken on my cheap-and-cheerful Motorola phone. Steps have been taken to improve matters in that regard, so watch this space.