Saturday, July 30, 2011

More Mousecapades!

I posted here on "How to Catch a Mouse in India" 3 1/2 weeks ago. Since that time we have had 3 different mice randomly in our room. They were all 3 different colors and with this last one comes a funny story. (Why the sudden influx of mice...everyone has started eating in our room in favor of the AC...doesn't make me happy considering the maid is still not coming in here regularly but what can I really say, it's too freaking hot everywhere else lol.)

So a couple of days ago this mouse ran under my foot and that's how I knew he was in the room. I wasn't really freaked out because he was tiny. I still wanted him out. So niece set the trap with a roti. Two days go by and nothing happened. So we put a piece of chicken in the trap. That was yesterday. Today the chicken was gone but the trap was not closed and no mouse was inside. Wtw.

Today we put in a piece of chicken again. Hubby set the trap and we were on the bed enjoying some TV when I saw the mouse go in the box. I told hubby and we sat and watched. Less than a minute later Slick Rick (which is what I have now named the mouse) comes out dragging the piece of chicken! The chicken piece was bigger than the mouse lol. He had gotten the chicken out without setting off the trap.

Now I personally have set of the trap twice and hubby once because it was so sensitive. But this mouse managed to rob the trap and get out without getting caught. Of course, the chicken was too heavy and he dropped it not far away lol.

We again set the trap and the mouse came back just minutes later. We sat and watched as NOTHING happened lol. It was unreal. So hubby threw something at the trap and the mouse got caught inside. This time instead of dropping Slick Rick off on the neighbors terrace they took him a block away and left him in peace...with the chicken.

What a funny sight it was though to see that mouse running with that big piece of chicken. At least now I know he's gone and won't be back. We have repaired the hole they were getting into the room through. I can't imagine we will have a 4th mouse any time soon. I'm definitely not complaining. Someday soon I'm going to have to write about the lizard that moved into the room, but he's not as much fun. I left him because lizards are good for bug/spider control and it's mosquito season. ;)

*Update* Well, I spoke....err posted....way too soon. Just as I hit submit another mouse revealed himself to me. Now this has gotten old. I'm seriously considering putting down the glue traps now that I know where to get them. Bleh..now I know why I saw 3 different mice....they have a disco club going on in my room lol...all the popular mice are here.

8 comments:

  1. Lol its the first time I am hearing anybody feeding chicken to mice :D. Maybe they come to ur place because you set non vegetarian traps :D. Try something vegetarian like cheese and they might get bored and move on the next house :D

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  2. Yeah, true. The chicken was odd but it worked lol. The roti's are what we normally use but that wasn't working. Of course, he probably couldn't have gotten the cheese out of the trap like he did that chicken. It was just too funny to see him running with it though. He's not coming back though. There are plenty of houses to distract him between where we left him and here. Alas...there are always more mice around the neighborhood though. At least these are tiny and not those huge rats...I think I would die lol.

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  3. Lol there is a reason why they are called pests you know :) In places I know they set traps that kill these rodents. Because when they reproduce they give birth to 10-20 more. LOL you have been way too nice to them. You a volunteer in blue cross or something?

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  4. Lol, not Blue Cross but I did run a food bank for years in Florida and I spent 10 years volunteering teaching and keeping kids at the churches I attended. I'm all for a nice glue trap or D-con to kill these little rodents though. I just don't think the family would approve. I know my niece would just die. She takes in sick and weak animals on a regular basis and nurses them back to health. So far this year she's had an Owl (yes...a real owl), a pigeon and a squirrel that she's kept in the house. (Which reminds me, I need to write that blog post about the pigeon lol.) She's the resident mouse catcher and ensure each one is relocated to safety.

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  5. LOL having a animal rights activist at home can make it pretty difficult to kill these creatures I guess :D

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  6. Yes. Of course my American side is slowly rearing it's ugly head and I do foresee some rat poison all around my room soon. We will just have to make sure all the *evidence* is gone before she comes home from school. >:D

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  7. I hate [absolutely hate] the lizards. Been terrified of them ever since I was a kid. I think it's wise to erm dispose off the lizard because it may lay eggs and then you'll have a hundred slimy creatures to deal with.

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  8. Omg Kay...the horror! Thank goodness the lizard didn't stick around. It was nice of him to take out a few spiders while he was here though.

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