Sunday, August 10, 2008

The Smartest Mouse EVER!!!

We are living with the smartest mouse EVER!!!!

It all started MONTHS ago. Cster heard a mouse under our couch. We bought old school traps and filled them with peanut butter. Inevitably everytime we checked the traps they were empty (of both peanut butter and mice). And yet with the tiny touch of the trigger they would go off. He/she ate everything off of every single trap and somehow magically escaped.

So we decided to buy different traps. Still no luck. We actually figured he had left us since we hadn't heard from him in awhile and found an open door to go live happily with his family 3 houses down. Sadly he/she must have realized that his family is now gone (that house has killed 15 mice with their traps) and has returned to live with us.

And really why wouldn't he/she. No matter how hard I try he has an endless supply of cereal and crackers from my children who feel the need to spread their snack love moments after I vacuum EVERY SINGLE TIME. Clearly he/she's brilliant because on top of all the cheerios and goldfish he/she could imagine he's getting some free peanut butter protein.

This is a smart mouse. I couldn't find the poop forever but now I'm finding it in all sorts of different places. But not a lot in those places. He's a mover. I always clean it out right away and put a trap there and off he goes to his new locale to poop there.

I just heard him while typing in the dark in the kitchen behind my fridge* and low and behold I found more mouse turd. I've decided to trick the little rodent. I left everything as much the way as I could (including the turd) and put a trap there. A sticky trap that apperently once he steps on it will force him to stay there until Cster takes him out (because if anybody thinks I will do it they are sorely mistaken). I'm wondering what will happen if he ever does walk in on one of these sticky ones. I'm sure he won't go out without a battle. Will he squeal and yell that he's stuck in the hopes that one of his family was really on vacation and not lying dead in a heap of trash in the bin and will be able to come pull him off. I'm feeling this might get ugly. It better not happen when Cster isn't here. I can honestly say I would call him at work and tell him to come home.

And so I've written more about this stupid (but really really smart) mouse than I have about my kids. Stupid mouse.

*the mouse was behind the fridge, not me typing on my computer (in case you were confused)


permathreeseat said...

If you're upset about the squeaking now, you'll really be upset with the squeaking when the mouse finally gets caught in the sticky trap. The mouse will start freaking out when it gets stuck and then squeaks really loudly as it struggles to free itself before it slowly starves to death (in, I would like to point out, the "more humane" trap than the old spring loader trap, which kills the mouse instantly, albeit by snapping it in half). It's all a little disturbing.

cheetah said...

YOu are brave. I would have left the house and stayed in a hotel until it was found. I have mouseaphobia. Call the EXTERMINATOR. works for WPL

warm fuzzy said...

I found a mouse in one of those sticky traps at my high school, and I was so disturbed I took the mouse (still alive) to my biology teacher in the hopes he could un-stick and save the little critter. He couldn't, and the mouse died much as Perma describes. So sad.

I would go with the mouse hotels. Maybe the mouse would think his family had already checked it!