Usually a nocturnal creature, often blighted by hideous mange. The Worrall-Thompson has begun to spread into urban areas in the UK.
We’ve all become used to coming home to find our bins in disarray and see the shiny white coat of a Worrell-Thompson scampering off into the distance.
But now it seems they are becoming even more used to mixing with humans and yesterday one was captured whilst attempting to steal food from a Tesco’s store in Henley-on-Thames.
“We weren’t sure what it was to begin with” said the store manager “There was some flashes of white coat and a hairy little gremlin face, but he was moving too quickly, darting from place to place clutching a bag of basmati rice with his little tail hanging out”
The store security captured the Worrall-Thompson in a cardboard box, after luring it with a tin of corned beef. It is now awaiting re-housing at a Worrall-Thompson sanctuary in Norfolk.
"We're glad the little fella is going to be OK, but it's going to take weeks to get rid of the smell in the store"