There are three escape routes once the pallet is up, and rats, mice and lizards have always used the one closest to the wire and escape. This time, however, the young rat ran straight at Gypsy -- who jumped on him like white on rice! She caught him and bit until he stopped moving, then walked away like the professional killer she's become.
No picture this time -- I got the pack in, then disposed of the rat. A job well done.