At first I assumed it was a mouse, but then when I saw it in my room it looked like a rat. It was like a deer in the headlights. Or more accurately, a rat in the flashlight.
Then yesterday I heard a noise in my kitchen around 6:30pm. I turned on the light, and saw this:
Notice that it is clinging to the wall! Did you know they could climb walls? Me neither, before Malawi. I am learning so much here.
Looking at it, I'm not sure if it is a mouse or a rat. So I'm calling it Mouserat a la Parks and Rec. Feel free to weigh in on this one.
I'm keeping all my food in ziplock bags to keep out ants and roaches, and then in buckets with kids to keep out rodents. But I need a new bucket because last night I ran out of room and had to sleep with my bread in my mosquito net with me. It was intact and rodent-free by morning though, and that is what counts.