Caught sight of it in the run around 5 pm - its really huge. I tried putting the cat in the run but he just whined and escaped. I bought a $5 trap and set it with peanut butter, being careful to lock the chooks into their roosting house and shut the gate to keep the cats out. The rats in NZ are polynesian and were brought here by Maori as a food source. Rat is still eaten in Thailand along with snakes, frogs, crickets and silk worms.