Monday, March 20, 2006

Another Day, Another Mouse

The mouse trap was set up last night with another part of a walnut. Nothing to show for it this morning. As I was making lunch before heading off to work I heard the trap go off. Yu-Jin and I had a look and the mouse was jumping around in the trap. That explains why Miky was so disgusted the other night with the sounds of the mouse struggling. He didn't struggle for too long though.

I was a little surprised that the trap didn't break his neck though. Gave him about 20 minutes before emptying his body into the bin. Miky came home from the gym in the meantime and retreated to the bedroom to eat breakfast saying that she couldn't eat. Didn't want to eat in the same room. How did she think the mouse felt? He looked like he was still trying to get the walnut and with the trap firmly pressed against his neck just how much chance did he have of eating his breakfast? Not too bloody much, let me tell you.

BTW, Miky has seen another mouse. I don't have to bait the trap as this morning's capture didn't eat anything.


Joe said...

Ugh...I've always hated mouse catching. I use glue boards which are easier to dispose of but, ironically, far less humane.

tmz_99 said...

at least you don't have a moose problem.

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Hammy said...

Anon - Count your lucky stars as I had been thinking about getting the camera and shooting a short video.

Tom - Only if I was in Scotland.

Joe - Oh, the humanity. Die you little buggers.

honkeie2 said...

I got ride of my mouse problem when my ex brought he cat over lol. Now that was entertaining.

Hammy said...

I'm not that fond of cats to get rid of a couple of meeces. High maintenance and probably too well fed to do the job. And they'd only be useful for a short time of the year. These mice only reveal themselves about once a year so they aren't a huge problem. More entertaining to watch the missus lose it.