Hickory, dickory, dock. The mouse ran...

into a mousetrap and got a little bit dead and I took him outside and dumped him in the compost.

That's got to be record time.

Mike: 1
Mouse Army: -1

Will that be the end of it? Place your bets, people.

When I picked the little guy up (in the trap, while wearing stylish yellow rubber gloves) to take him outside to the farm where he can romp and play with other mice, his tail looked very rubbery. I almost wanted to touch it. I didn't. The one thing that got me to thinking was this: his tail was curly. I would have thought if the trap had really surprised him, his tail would be sticking straight out behind him. Food [ick] for thought.

We were given some steel wool by a neighbour who insisted we check out our kitchen plumbing to make sure that's not being used as mousey underground. I checked; it isn't. Also, I've been told to make no mention of said mouse to that same neighbour's wife. So Jen? If you're reading this, you don't know who I am. And there's no mouse in our neighbourhood. Got it? NO MOUSE.

I've also become keenly aware just how frequently mice are featured in kids' books. Has anyone else noticed this, or do you have to have a traumatic four-legged, curly-tailed, unwanted house guest experience to see this? It's insane, people.

Off topic: Steph wasted no time responding creatively to the pic stalking challenge. Go see!

Posted bythemikestand at 8:18 PM  

3 stepped up to the mike:

Megan said... 12:45 AM, November 08, 2007  

So he went to the great big field in the sky huh? Hopefully you don't have any more.

cronznet said... 10:33 AM, November 08, 2007  

They're so darn cute when they aren't spreading germs and chewing through electrical wiring.

Karen said... 6:37 PM, November 08, 2007  

1. Where there is one mouse, there are ALWAYS more.

2. You composted a mouse? Ick.

3. If you manage to catch any non-dead ones, take them far, far away.

4. Mice, apparently, can maneuver themselves through incredibly small spaces.

5. You may just have to move. It worked for me.

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