Runaway rodent back in the pen after 5 months eluding capture
After a whole bunch of tries, Paul Matheson lastly caught just a little brown guinea pig that wiggled out of the grip of a customer on the Brudenell Miniatures Barnyard Zoo in Montague, P.E.I., 5 months in the past.
Within the fall, he would possibly see it three or 4 instances a day, hanging with the horses or cavorting with the cats.
“It would be hiding beneath completely different sheds and buildings and out within the discipline and also you’d go and attempt to catch it and it’d simply be gone,” Matheson stated.
The guinea pig managed to search out shelter throughout post-tropical storm Fiona. When the chilly climate got here, she would disappear for a number of days at a time.
“You’d determine one thing received ahold her or she could have handed away.”
However Matheson at all times saved his internet close by, simply in case. He estimates he tried a whole bunch of instances to catch her.
“I did not form of write her off,” he stated. “If I had buddies over, if we would seen her we would attempt to get her wrangled up however may by no means truly catch her.”
I used to be fairly shocked that she truly survived.— Paul Matheson
Then, on Thursday, the guinea pig lastly slipped up. The social gathering was over.
“She was working round taking part in with the cats and he or she ran down into the tunnel that the rabbits had made and went into the rabbit pen and I went and grabbed my internet and, certain sufficient, she ended up going into the little shelter that the rabbits had.”
The guinea pig, who was solely 4 weeks previous when she escaped, is now protected and heat contained in the barn with the remainder of the animals.
Matheson is now having a contest on Fb to call the runaway rodent.
“It is good to have her in, and do not should maintain leaving feed for her exterior daily,” Matheson stated. “I used to be fairly shocked that she truly survived.”