My mouse spy tells me that all the bulldozing of land for the London Olympics at the Stratford site has prompted a mass exodus of furries – such as mice – into surrounding areas like Walthamstow about a mile away.
Mr Mouse reports: “Premium creatures like herons were carefully removed out of harm’s way, but the mice and other rodents were not considered at all. The result is an infestation of homes as poor unloved creatures seek refuge.” A friend in Walthamstow has already called in the pest controllers for the merciless holocaust of mice that have taken over his home - loads of other homes are similarly affected. It's a great time for pest controllers - one said that mice are getting wise to traps and contemptuously scuttle around them.
Only a while ago London 2012 Chairman Sebastian Coe promised that the London Olympics would lead the world in environmental sustainability. But the eco message goes hand-in-hand with respect for flora and fauna. The Games will take place on a huge carpet of corpses.