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Stephen Nolan tries to prove there is a mouse in his house with recording

Published 16/12/2015

Radio Ulster’s Stephen Nolan feared a rat was crawling over him in the middle of the night
Radio Ulster’s Stephen Nolan feared a rat was crawling over him in the middle of the night
Radio Ulster’s Stephen Nolan feared a rat was crawling over him in the middle of the night

Stephen Nolan remains convinced that there is a mouse in his house - and he has recorded it 'tapping' to prove it.

The BBC presenter has been having sleepless nights as he has been hearing a tapping sound coming from under his sink.

He even woke up in the middle of the night at one stage thinking a rat was climbing on top of him.

After people doubting his analysis and saying it was just the heating - he recorded the suspicious tapping.

He said: "I walked downstairs there is a bedroom stairs and no word of a lie there is a little black thing with ears crawling along the bottom of the bed.

"I convinced myself it was a mouse but it was dark.

"I recorded the tapping.

"Some of you have been writing saying it's the heating pipe contacting.

"This is a mouse, because unless the heating pipe contracting is somehow hypnotic this thing stops tapping as soon as I shout at it."

Earlier in the week The Nolan Show featured a pest control expert to pass on some expert advice as Stephen was struggling to determine whether it was a rat or a mouse.

He told Nolan that he could tell the difference between mice and rats by their droppings.

"Mice droppings looks like grains of rice but they are black.

"If it's rat dropping it looks like the pip from an olive stone, like a revel.

"If it's mice the droppings are scattered eveywhere.

He added: "If you aren't seeing the droppings that is the indicator that it could be rats."

But in a bid to calm him down the pest control expert advised Stephen not to stress.

"We deal with a lot of people who are phobic.

"Rats are no different from any other animals. If you go in to the woods and meet any wild animal they will run away.

They won't try and take you on. They get this pantomime villain type of character about them but they will run away.

He added: "I think a lot of that is old wives tales."

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