The rat got into the caged pen with Plum and chicks, they were terrified as was the rat who had somehow managed to get in but couldn't find a way out.
I had to evacuate the birds all the time keeping an eye on that rat.
Then I called my husband and asked him to come home and get rid of the rat, he told me to shoot it.
My response was that I didn't trust myself not to miss so he came home and shot the darn thing. A quick, clean kill but still horrid.