OMG!! I'm totally a huntress now!

  1. I've just done something that my geriatric cat of 17 yrs couldn't dream of doing.....I JUST CAUGHT A MOUSE!!
    I saw signs that the little bugger was in my house last week...holes in the garbage bags in my garage with little mouse poohs...yuk!! The last straw was today when I found a hole in the bag of a loaf of bread on my counter. And, yes...little poohs on the counter....double yuk!!

    Well, I set out some of those sticky traps in my kitchen. (had them in my garage since last week and hadn't caught a thing). Low and behold..I was watching TV a half hour ago and heard some rattling around in the kitchen. The little $#$^% was stuck to one of my traps!!! I did it!

    Now, what do I do w/it??? I put him in a plastic container w/a lid and no holes poked for air....maybe he'll just get hypoxic and go to mouse heaven.

    Anne (the huntress)
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  2. 34 Comments

  3. by   kewlnurse
    Bust out the heavy artillary

    or decapitate him

    ya could eat him too
  4. by   KC CHICK
    Mmmmmmm. Kewl, would you recommend Cajun style or BBQ??
  5. by   Ted
    Whenever we catch those little critters, I just throw their dead little bodies outside in the woods. . . mouse trap and all. . .

    Kewlnurse . . . Cool! BBQ style for me! :chuckle

    Ted
    Last edit by Ted on Aug 5, '02
  6. by   bagladyrn
    Give himto your geriatric kitty - after all, hasn't he presented you with gifts over the years?
  7. by   KC CHICK
    Unfortunately, the sticky traps don't kill em.....they're like flypaper. But, with a 3 month old puppy in the house...didn't want her getting caught in a "lethal" trap.

    Funny though, she got one of the sticky traps stuck to her paw today...she freaked out!
  8. by   kewlnurse
    Originally posted by KC CHICK
    Mmmmmmm. Kewl, would you recommend Cajun style or BBQ??
    Duh, Buffalo style!!!
  9. by   KC CHICK
    Makes sense now Kewl. After all, they are about the size of a chicken wing.
  10. by   Jenny P
    Anne, the sticky traps work best with just a spot of peanut butter added to the center of it. Then the way they work is the little mouse tries to eat the peanut butter and smothers to death (that's the quickest way to kill them). I never had any luck with the snap traps, but used a lot of the sticky traps in our old house which had a tuck under garage. The last mouse we caught there managed to get its' tail stuck in the trap and ran all over the house (with DH and I in pursuit) making all sorts of racket at 3AM. Scared the kids and I was scared that I would end up grabbing a LIVE mouse with my bare hands!!!
  11. by   alwaysthere
    set the spring traps all around..the only thing we managed to catch was my best friends finger! (ummm why are you sticking that in there?):chuckle :kiss
  12. by   mattsmom81
    I always liked those live traps...the ones that can be taken out to a field and the little critters can get back to their field living and out of my house.

    They're too cute to kill...couldn't stand the thought of it....

    I always get a 'Christmas Mouse'...it's like my present every year...LOL!!!

    Gotta love these lazy furbaby cats of ours, eh?
  13. by   Jenny P
    Mattsmom, live traps in the Cities just don't work well. They aren't field mice here; they are used to living inside and I wouldn't want to pass a rodent problem on to my neighbors.
  14. by   Rena RN 2003
    toss that critter in a plastic bag and put him outside with the monday night trash!



    then put another sticky on your counter, cause where there's one, there's more.

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