He didn't tuck in for long! He took one look at the speed with which I was emerging through the patio door and ran for his life!
Irrepressible as ever though, three hours later, here he is, ears pricked up, twinkle in his eye, helping himself to peanuts as if nothing had happened. And he's welcome!
Meanwhile, I got the wished for bright yellow sunshine and my crocuses have responded beautifully.