Brakka Posted February 10, 2003 Share Posted February 10, 2003 This little guy has been living here for about a year. I live in a duplex, and he lives in the walls. About a month ago the upstairs renters moved out, and they had some empty aquariums sitting out for the recyclers (uh, you can't recycle those) and one had a screen top. Mr. mouse might be an escaped pet, but he's a small brown field mouse with a super-long tail. My housemate & I see him every once in a while in the kitchen. We walk in and turn the lights on, and he makes a dash for the inside of our gas stove and then to a [i]tiny[/i] hole in the wall behind it. He's been getting more brave, but he still runs fast. Last night I woke up a few times to rustling in my bedroom. He usually doesn't come in there (that I know of), because there's no food in there. But last night I did eat my dinner in there, and had a bowl of popcorn while watching Kingpin. I left the popcorn bowl on a low shelf with a plate on top of it. The rustling I heard was unpopped popcorn kernels and and empty candy bar wrapper in the bowl. Just now I heard it again, and my computer is about three feet away from it. I snuck over and slid the plate to completely cover the bowl. Easy. Not very "Croc Hunter" of me, but I captured the thing! We've been trying to come up with ideas for catching it, but it basically fell into a trap so simple that I didn't even think of it. I had claimed the abandoned aquariums after the recyclers ignored them, and I just put the whole popcorn bowl in one of them with some water, a piece of bread, and a small carrot. I put a screen on top, and weighted it down with my BEATLES ANTHOLOGY book. :thu: He's still hiding under the candy wrapper. I don't want a pet mouse, we plan on releasing it up in the hills when the weather gets a bit warmer. I might be able to give him a longer life here (sans predators), but I think he'll have some fun out in the wild. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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