I'm having the same dilemma about my game covers & AB9 winter seed mixtures. With a possible change of weather in early June I'm just going to sow then next week into the dust & hope they don't germinate until we've had a decent rain.
Can you not get your daughter to shoot him, sounds more productive ?Feathered Rats...pigeons!
Half an acre of clover they can go at, but no... have to take the seedling brassicae. My daughter went to try and pop a couple for the pot, but one bang, and gone. Would put a scarer, but I anticipate it would get short thrift from one "neighbour" who is an arsey git!