Trapped

Aug. 13th, 2005 10:53 pm
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I'm quite sure I put out 3 traps in the kitchen last night -- a wooden one & the live one in the usual place and the other wooden one near the food cupboard door.

So why were there only 2 in there this morning?
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Last night, when I went to bed, this was a perfectly good mouse trap.
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They *are* coming in through the hole in the wall where the hot water comes in. I know this because when I opened the door to the cupboard to have a look, a little grey head pokes out of that hole to have a look at me.

Bold little buggers.

The best-laid schemes o' mice an' men
Gang aft agley,
An' lea'e us nought but grief an' pain,
For promis'd joy

Poor little micies :(

3rd or 4th?

Jul. 3rd, 2005 09:51 pm
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I looked in the bag of marshmallows tonight and found... mouse droppings. Bad, because that was on the high shelf in the cupboard where I'd put food so it was out of the way of mice. Double bad, because I'd bought that packet of marshmallows after trapping the two mice last week.

So, the trap comes out and I bait it with peanut butter and put it down then go to watch TV.

A few mins later, clatter, rattle from the trap.

"Jazmin, get out of there. If you get your stupid nose caught in it, you'll know it."

Two hours later as I'm getting up from TV, snap, rattle, rattle*.

Another big, fat dead mouse.

How many of them are there?


*The worse bit about the trap, it doesn't do a clean kill :(
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I was right. Back when I first said there's a bloody big mouse in my kitchen.

The mouse that I did the trap & release on last night was small. I thought it must have been its shadow that made it big. But the one I just caught in the trap was Big.

I caught it on the third attempt -- the first time, it went off seconds after I left the kitchen but the mouse got away; second time it licked all the peanut butter off without releasing the trap.

Just then I heard it go thwap and the mouse was still struggling when I went in and I let it die :( Poor big mouse.

Hopefully there was just the pair of them.
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Bag of pasta, and accompanying mouse, was released into a stand of trees up the road a bit.

Hopefully that's the end of the story.

More mouse

Jun. 18th, 2005 06:56 pm
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I'm standing outside the kitchen and I hear squeaking. I think someone is getting a bit cocky.

Someone has also got better at jumping out of the pasta bag, so I emptied it a bit.

Forgot to get the trap too.

Mouse

Jun. 17th, 2005 07:15 pm
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The mouse turns out to be a regular size mouse, unless there's more than one of them. Seems bags of pasta are harder to jump out of then they are to jump into. I wasn't quite brave enough to grab it though. The bag, not the mouse.

Seeing dog isn't interested, even when I locked her in the kitchen, I've decided to get a mouse trap :(

Eek!

Jun. 14th, 2005 10:43 pm
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There is this bloody big mouse in my kitchen and the stupid rat terrier isn't showing the least bit of interest.

I reminded her that her licence registration is due at the end of the month so she better make some show of usefulness and she glares at me for disturbing her sleep :\

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