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Another mousie last night 
8th-Oct-2010 10:10 am
Pirate Mouse
Found it as I was heading to bed. In the large trap. In the light of my flashlight I saw that it was a luxurious brown, as sleek as an otter, with huge black eyes like those of a baby seal. It didn't want to leave, and as I tipped the opened trap up, it scampered uphill. I finally turned the light off and waited, and it got brave and moved to the grass.
Similar in appearance to one the spouse let go, but seems to have a different size, personality, and motion.
8th-Oct-2010 02:44 pm (UTC)

I finally got a chipmunk out of the house just a few minutes ago. I think one of the cats brought it in earlier in the week.

I just hope this isn't like the mole from a few years ago. The same cat kept catching the same mole, bringing it inside and letting it loose. It would come under my bedroom door at night and try to dig through the baseboard. I'd have to get up, grab the mole (in a heavy towel) and take it outside. This went on for days, until the mole finally died.
8th-Oct-2010 02:50 pm (UTC)
Oh dear. I stepped (not too hard) on a chippie brought into a friends house by their cat a few years ago. Hope your chippie has the good sense to go somewhere else.

When I have the small "single serving" traps, and there's some daylight, I walk them about a mile away into a park -- but it being so dark and late when I found this one, I drove it about two and a half miles away. I'm hoping I never see the same mouse twice, because if that starts to happen, I'll resort to the snap traps, which would make me very sad.
8th-Oct-2010 05:20 pm (UTC)
Margaret, will you remind me of the brand name of these live traps you're using, please? I'm having a hard time facing baiting the snap traps this fall....
8th-Oct-2010 05:55 pm (UTC)
The one I've been having better luck with is the Victor Tin Cat -- an example of which is here: http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=10051&productId=202072073
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