On Saturday night I was sitting watching TV with Mother and Squeaky the kitten. We heard an enormous crash as something thrust our wrought iron front gate open and it ricocheted shut again. Corinna looked outside but could see nothing although the intruder secutiry light was on. The next morning Graham found that something had broken the gate between the garden and the area where the aviary, chicken run and museum are. There is a big bulge in the wire of the gate, although there is no apparent damage to the aviary and the occupants were unhurt.
Whether the intruder was human or animal (Corinna thinks human, I think badger), it is somewhat disturbing.