Mission Impossible-style rat raids bird feeder for breakfast

This determined Bristol rat has clearly been inspired by the gymnasts at the Commonwealth Games.

Affectionately named 'Roland' the rat can be seen precariously balancing on a washing line in Bedminster, before heading towards the bird food.

At one point he nearly falls off the line, but manages to get back up, using his long tail to balance on the wire.

The 'Mission Impossible' style footage was shared on YouTube by Ted, who regularly puts food out for the birds.

However, he'd noticed the food was disappearing rather so quickly, so he decided to set up a camera to catch any suspected thief!

Despite his death-defying stunt, the brave rodent will surely be back for his breakfast soon...