Old 1st Aug 2015, 10:34
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Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: The Luberon
Age: 67
Posts: 896
Things you see when you don't have a camera handy.

Went out to check the pool earlier and I noticed that the floating thermometer, which is normally tethered to the alarm with a bit of nylon string, was floating around freely. Perched on its rim was a wet and bedraggled looking vole. I went to get my camera but by the time I got back the thermometer was now up against one of the skimmers and Mr Vole had disappeared. I lifted the skimmer cover and there he was, sitting on the flap. After rescuing him I checked the other skimmers and found the string, which he had chewed through. He must have jumped down onto the thermometer to gnaw on the string before unintentionally setting himself off on his short cruise.
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