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War on Mouse!

Some of you may recall when we had two mice in our apartment, we discovered two out of two mice prefer suicide over being rehabilitated.  (They went for the non-humane traps.)  Now we have our first Clintonville mouse.  (Lots of mice in these old houses.)  We think our neighbor got rid of mice and one of them went in through the hole in the wall for the air conditioning unit. 

It's a soot colored fellow that I've nicknamed "Presto" for his magical abilities.  He completely ignores the humane trap but loves to play with the killer ones.  We found out the purchased brand is difficult to trip.  Yet Presto manages to do it.  He's eaten peanut butter and croissant with no problem.  He's yanked on dental floss and moved a trip several inches only to get the goody.  And last night he tripped two killer traps that were side by side.

If the bugger doesn't die or become rehabilitated soon we may have to resort to a borrowed ferrett (I'm almost as allergic to them as I am cats but these ferrets like mice snacks).


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Jan. 29th, 2009 01:23 pm (UTC)
What happens if you remove the killer traps and just leave the humane ones?

I used a whole host of gizmos to catch mine. This kind worked in the end.

Jan. 31st, 2009 01:55 pm (UTC)
That looks similar to the humane one we bought. Yesterday morning I saw him go in and out of it without tripping the feet to shut him in. We've ordered another humane one that should be here on Monday.
Jan. 30th, 2009 08:03 pm (UTC)
I still laugh everytime I think of "Alarm Squirrel." Not because I am mean and laughing at you, but because I think the term is funny. Hope you can get rid of Presto!

Jan. 30th, 2009 08:05 pm (UTC)
Um, sorry...you weren't the ones with Alarm Squirrel. Brain fart.
Jan. 31st, 2009 01:57 pm (UTC)
Alarm Squirrel sounds funny. We just have Crazy Squirrel http://www.flickr.com/photos/stultspictures/2712265763/
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