This morning, while on my way to make coffee, I thought I was seeing things but no, there was an ermine on the stairs leading up to the kitchen.
A couple of weeks ago, I had seen it for a brief second outside by my bird feeders. Thinking it was after the squirrels, I just thought it was cute but paid it no mind. Doing a little research on these furry little creatures, I've found out that they are actually pretty aggressive little things.
Trying to figure out what the food source was here, I cannot. My house is spotless and there is no food laying around anywhere, no dirty dishes, etc. I moved the fridge out, since he was close to it when I spotted him and found a pile of bird seed underneath it! I thought they were carnivores???
At any rate, he has little pathways apparently in between the walls; you can hear his little claws as he makes his way around.
Does anyone know how to get rid of these things? I have an 11 year old child in the house and I don't feel like going through a series of rabies shots.