April 18th, 2003

Life 2 (based on icon from tamnonlinear)


I had a visitor this evening.

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:-

  1. my flat is one floor above ground level - how did it get up here? (the mouse that is)

  2. there is no door between the kitchen and the lounge at the moment.

  3. there are lots of mouse edible things in the lounge right now - piles of papers, clothes, new colour printer, sofa, books and so on.

  4. 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 :)