Caught – like a rat in a trap!
In a rat trap: yes! Caught: yes! Like a rat: yes!
And yet, not a rat. A bird.
The trap had been set on top of the compost heap, but overnight the rain had washed the bait (not poisonous) away. So why the bird went into the trap – which is not easy for a bird, I have no idea.
The poor terrified thing was clinging on to the bars for dear life : I had to call J to hold it why I prised its claws from the wire. It looks cross! Then, with just the slightest easing of J’s hold, it was away.