Monday, February 04, 2008

Fed Up - The Mouse And Myself

We have an unwanted guest in the house. And he's a smart little bugger. Just to check if he, the mouse, was in the house I put some bread on a mousetrap. It was never going to set it off and, sure enough, was gone the next morning. So, I put an almond in the trap which surely would be difficult enough to remove without setting off the trap. Not so for our fearless little four-legged gatherer.

Stage two. Went to Bunnings to purchase another mousetrap as perhaps the ones I own are a bit old. They had some new design which clamps very quickly when touched. I put peanuts in the trap in the kitchen and one in the computer room. Later that night they were both empty. I tried putting some nuts far back in the trap so that he would have to step on the trigger to reach them but no, that didn't stop the little beggar either. I tried meat and that disappeared also. Before leaving for work today I placed about four peanuts at the back of the trap. Surely he can't fit them all in his mouth at once without triggering the mousetrap. I guess I'll find out later tonight.

I'm fed up and so is the mouse. But he's well fed, that being the difference.


Anonymous said...

Are you sure they are not really bugs like a mutant thing that is light and has a bottomless pit of a stomach??? Could it be the common roach??? If it is a smart mouse then you should put stuff out that stinks and ect.. to get them to go away. Did they make mouse holes in your house?? I hate those and poison is so toxic too. Good luck and have a nice week. Annette

Tanzeela said...

My Grandpa used to smear generous amounts of industrial glue on the trap. It worked most of the time.

Anonymous said...

No wonder the littles buggers keep coming back. You are feeding them too well! I hope your family is as well fed.