I was sitting on the sofa reading the e-mails that had collected over the previous day when out of the corner of my eye I saw movement. Scuttling over the floor was a cute little mouse. After a little investigation using a high power torch I found it cowering in an inaccessible corner of the room. I went to get a plastic bowl to try and drop onto it to trap it and take it outside but by the time I got back it had hidden itself.
I went back to the sofa and after a few minutes I saw another scuttle and it ran back into the kitchen - I couldn't see where it went. Since then I've been investigating every small sound I hear - I think most of them are from people in the next-door flat.
Points to note:-
- my flat is one floor above ground level - how did it get up here? (the mouse that is)
- there is no door between the kitchen and the lounge at the moment.
- there are lots of mouse edible things in the lounge right now - piles of papers, clothes, new colour printer, sofa, books and so on.
- I'm mostly working away from home during the week and only home at weekends.
Any suggestions - ideally not too nasty for the mouse but if it comes to a choice between my books or the mouse then the mouse gets it :)