Friday, July 24, 2009

Mouse update

Anyone who has ever owned a cat will know that they love to show off their prey after they have caught it - bringing a half dead bird or mouse and dropping it at your feet thinking you will be really impressed. I think my husband might have been a cat in a former life..... this morning when I got up (okay so I won't mention the fact that I was the last one up and that my husband had already left for work before I waddled out of bed) I was greeted by our lovely mouse trap with a lovely big mouse in it - that was still breathing and occasionally trying to move around. My husband had successfully caught it and rather than removing it thought I might like to see it..... The major problem with this is that it was at the intersection of the dining room, kitchen and bathroom. Another major problem is that my husband won't be home till after 6pm tonight. Another major problem is that I really hate mice!
Anyway, a phone call to my husband confirmed that he just left it there for me to see and that he had no idea how to deal with it. We are going away on a 3-day family trip from tomorrow so the thought of throwing it in the rubbish bag till we get back doesn't hold much attraction for me. For now I managed to sandwich it between the two sticky boards and slide it into a paper bag.... for my husband to deal with after he gets home tonight. A great start to the day!

8 comments:

  1. Bleh, shudder! We have mice/rats in our garden shed but so far they have made no effort to come into the house so I am leaving them alone.

    Bleh, shudder, sympathy again!

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  2. Ewww, I feel so sorry for you!! Mice are yucky creatures...

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  3. Better you than me. Yuk. Go chuck it into the fields or something. but I guess you would have to de-stick it first to do that.

    Have you decided on holiday location! Nowhere near banks that look like they might collapse. Hope the tent and table are sufficient camping equipment for all of you :)

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  4. Yay! Glad its been caught! So to remove the mouse from the stickyness do you have to touch it!?? I have visions of yanking a mouse off this thing. Or do you just throw the whole mat away? I really hope the latter! Either way its nastiness and I wouldnt be wanting to deal with it either! Have a fantastic weekend/few days away! (can you tell im bored at work and have been doing a lot of "research" today!)

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  5. see, that's the problem with sticky traps. although, dealing with a dead mouse in a swing trap is icky, too.

    and you already mentioned the way we usually catch mice (in the US. so far no mice here (for me) in japan. knock on wood.) which is to have cats. even if they do bring pressies. *shudder*

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  6. no pictures?? enjoying your blog by the way...

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  7. Yikes! I would have done the same thing.

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  8. This is exactly why I HATE the cockroach version of these traps - nothing worse than having to move and dispose of them when the prisoners are still moving!!

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