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More mouse news [Apr. 21st, 2003|07:54 pm]
Peter Sheil
Today was a holiday in the UK so I've had a restful day at home and popped over to see my Mum for a cup of tea. (and to take some pictures of garden flowers and blossom)

Last night the mouse returned :( so today I've bought two different types of traps. One is a pre-baited box they are supposed to die inside - I've put this one down on the kitchen floor. The other is a traditional snap shut trap for backup if the other doesn't work. I was showing the snap shut one to my sister and she was trying it out with a bit of stick - she was quite shocked when the stick was broken by the force of the trap shutting.

Back home I removed the bottom piece of the fitted cupboards and cleaned as much as I could get at - hopefully that alone should discurage the mouse.

Right, off to pack all mouse edible stuff into some plastic boxes I found in the garage.

Peace
peter
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From: tsunami_7
2003-04-22 12:22 am (UTC)

Save the mouse

Please save the mouse. I would gladly give him/her a home if you caught it!
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From: tir_tinuviel
2003-04-22 04:44 am (UTC)

Re: Save the mouse

Wild rodents are not the same as ones bred for pets.
It would more than likely be mangey and carrying godknowswhat diseases.
I'm all for only killing things when necessary, but I wouldn't want to give the thing a home!


Sorry we missed you this weekend Peter, it was pretty hectic though! hee!
Hopefully John will be over for the May Bank Holiday, we could do beers then. :)
I'll let ya know that the plan is!
:)
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From: tsunami_7
2003-04-22 07:58 am (UTC)

Re: Save the mouse

Oh I now it's wild and not a pet, but I've actually never killed anything (knowingly) in my life. I know Peter's kitchen is not the most hygenic place for the little critter to live but all I'm doing is offering the thing a home. At the bottom of my garden in my shed there lives a whole family of field mice, the smallest, cutest little things you ever did see, I recently discovered them last week when I was clearing out some stuff. I don't mind them being there and they are not bothering me in the slightest, Peter's mouse would be a welcome addition!
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From: tir_tinuviel
2003-04-22 09:10 am (UTC)

Re: Save the mouse

Can you introduce strange mice to an existing community?
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From: tsunami_7
2003-04-22 12:19 pm (UTC)

Re: Save the mouse

Erm...I'm not sure but think he would find it far more agreable than a mousetrap :)
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From: tir_tinuviel
2003-04-22 12:35 pm (UTC)

Re: Save the mouse

heh, true.
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2003-04-22 04:52 pm (UTC)

Re: Save the mouse

Yes ... "Hello mice. This is Cedric and he has come to live with you because his previous home is too dangerous for him. I want you all to make him feel welcome because he has no other family in the world"

;)
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From: tir_tinuviel
2003-04-23 04:22 am (UTC)

Re: Save the mouse

Cedric?

You've checked it's gender and named it? And now your going to mecilessly kill it? You cruel twisted man...


Bwhahahahaa!
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2003-04-23 05:59 am (UTC)

Re: Save the mouse

:)

Cedric is a generic name for beasties ...
well it could be. ;)

"Have you got a Cedric in your house?"
"We've got a plague of Cedrics in our kitchen."
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2003-04-22 04:48 pm (UTC)

Re: Save the mouse

Thanks for the offer - If I get it cornered and trapped I'll take you up on it.
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2003-04-22 04:45 pm (UTC)

Re: Save the mouse

Hi

I'll look forward to it :)
Peace
peter
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2003-04-22 04:32 pm (UTC)

Re: Save the mouse

Yes, but since I'm away far more than I'm there I need a solution that will work whilst I'm away. The humane traps say you should look at them every 6 hours in order to prevent the mouse having problems and there is no way I can organise that. The only thing would be to have a web cam and a robot (controlled over the internet) to put the mouse into a cage and feed it once it is caught - could you organise that for me?
[just joking]

Peace
peter
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[User Picture]From: goddess_2000
2003-04-22 07:40 am (UTC)

mouse are nasty period.
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From: tsunami_7
2003-04-22 07:59 am (UTC)

To me, mice are adorable especially the really teeny tiny ones with big ears. I hope he doesn't kill the mouse.
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