The Mouse Catcher

The Mouse Catcher

by Roni
(Whitefish, Ontario)

I have always wanted to live in the country and finally I made the move.

On moving day I noticed the mice traps in the cupboard from the previous owner but was not upset as I knew mice were part of living in the country. I didn't like the trap so went to the local hardware store and bought 2 different ones. One was a sticky pad.

I placed the pad in a drawer where I had seen mouse droppings. The next morning I anxiously opened the drawer to see if I caught anything. To my shock there were 2 mice stuck to the pad and wriggling.

I quickly slammed the drawer shut and asked the question I should have asked in the store, "Now what?"

I pulled the drawer out and placed in on the floor. My 15 yr old house cat who had never seen a live mouse in his life quickly pounced.

The next thing I knew, he was rolling on his back on the floor with his paws up in the air stuck to the sticky pad with 2 poor mice hanging upside down and wriggling.

I ran from the room in a panic and then had to remind myself that I wanted to live here and I would have to suck it up princess and learn to deal with the problem.

5 years later I have a great mouser, plugged the holes, know where to place the traps and don't even blink an eye at a dead mouse caught in a trap as I dispose of it.

Thank you so much for your very entertaining story on catching mice. It certainly brightened my day, and had a good chuckle.

Very pleased to hear that your mice troubles are a thing of the past.

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Sep 27, 2013
Story of saving a mouse from my cats
by: Dan

I had 5 cats watching a mouse jump in the air on the driveway one sunny winter day.

The cats were lying in a circle with their paws tucked under their chests watching this poor thing jump up and down wondering what to do.

I figured I should go rescue the mouse and when the mouse saw me coming out of the house to investigate, he made a mad dash up my leg to my shoulder.

I could feel his whiskers on my ear and could hear it breathing. I petted the mouse and told him I was there to save his life and then took him down through the backyard and let him go.

A lovely story, Dan and I am sure that the mouse was forever grateful!

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