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Monday, December 1, 2008

Of Mousetraps and Men

We have had a small mouse issue of late. It happens once in awhile, we have an old house. The ones in the attic get annoying when they wake me up doing their little mousie Olympics in the middle of the night. The ones downstairs get annoying when they leave traces of their furry presence on the top of the stove. They come up from under the sink and through the range top. I will admit, it is slightly amusing to come down in the morning and see a roll or something firmly stuck in the top of the oven because they couldn't fit it down there with them. The cats are getting a complex due to their utter inability to catch the mice so enough is enough, I went and got traps.
I always let Mike set them so my hero baits the traps with peanut butter and sets them; one in the broiler and one under the sink.
Then my sister cooked a huge meal. All day things went in and out of the oven at varying temperatures.
This morning I went to check the mouse trap, hauled open the broiler and stared, puzzled, wondering where it was. Then I stared some more, wondering what THAT was.
Then it dawned on me. We need to remove wooden mousetraps prior to using the oven.
I'm all done, I am getting D-Con.

3 comments:

Lorna December 3, 2008 at 8:04 AM  

I longed for the return of mice when one night I was woken up by rats, and my dh was away on business. They sound like burglars. Yikes!
We have a cat now!

judahmo December 3, 2008 at 9:51 AM  

Oh my! At least it was empty.
Shannon

Dawn E December 3, 2008 at 11:27 AM  

Ugh...I am right there with you. We have been blessed with two miceless winters here, but this year we are not so fortunate in that regard. We keep deluding ourselves with each catch that it's the "last" one. :)

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