For the last couple of weeks something has been heard snuffling about in the garden at dark o'clock. It seems to have a penchant for tearing bin bags to bits, is known to eat corned beef and meat leftovers, and scratches at doors and windows. It's not rats, though living next to a river we have those too; and although a fox has been seen, that was just visiting. Tonight, my missus saw the beast briefly. She described it as bigger than a dog or fox, about the size of a deer, and trying to get into the annexe door. It ran off into the undergrowth when she put the floodlights on (it's a big garden) She says it wasn't a badger, nor fox. It's supposedly bigger than our Inuit wolf thingy dog, which is a big fecker anyway. All this is frightening the ladies of the household, and as I work permanent nights I've never seen nor heard it myself. So what on earth is it, in rural Lincs?