Village Rats and Dippers
Now I must admit at this point that I'm a bit of a Rat fan and even kept a few as pets in my younger years. Yes no one wants to find them in their own property but out in the open, who could honestly resist that face. I'm willing to bet most of the nearby shopkeepers could and fear that this little chap has a gauntlet to run over the next few weeks. Shame as his athletic ability was second to none judging from the way it clambered amongst the branches of a large shrub.
I've seen no sign of any juvenile Dippers along here this year but that's not to say there haven't been any. A multitude of obscured stretches of the river render a thorough search almost impossible, but I'll be keeping my eyes peeled just in case.