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Old 01-30-2014, 03:59 PM   #11
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I had a tomcat who was afraid of mice... lazy as he was, he became a good runner when a mouse appeared... he was away for the next hour, hidden somwhere and probably trembling...
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Old 01-30-2014, 04:13 PM   #12
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You guys haven't had your heart jump started until you've had a mouse mama scurry across your foot with all her babies holding onto her bum. It's like some kind of alien spider, as all the pink tails look like legs and the bodies all appear as one at first. Yowza. Since then I've started tying drier sheets under the hood of my tractor and haven't had a nest since.
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Old 01-30-2014, 04:28 PM   #13
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You guys haven't had your heart jump started until you've had a mouse mama scurry across your foot with all her babies holding onto her bum. It's like some kind of alien spider, as all the pink tails look like legs and the bodies all appear as one at first. Yowza. Since then I've started tying drier sheets under the hood of my tractor and haven't had a nest since.

Nope, never had that happen.
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Old 01-30-2014, 04:38 PM   #14
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Please explain the dryer sheets?????

Lucy & Ethel have kept the vermin away and before them Molly (The best mouser in the world) did. I'm interested in how dryer sheets work.
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Old 01-30-2014, 04:54 PM   #15
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Please explain the dryer sheets?????

Lucy & Ethel have kept the vermin away and before them Molly (The best mouser in the world) did. I'm interested in how dryer sheets work.
We started putting dryer sheets in our boat a few years ago for winter storage, after a slip neighbor had his cockpit upholstery torn up by some kind of rodent. It was suggested that mice, squirrels and other small rodents can't stand the smell. I don't know if it's true but we have never had any during winter storage.
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Old 01-30-2014, 04:56 PM   #16
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MC, good luck in evicting your unwanted guest. Doesn't matter dead or alive, just so long as she's gone!

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A cat is what you need.

But why borrow when you can get one all your own? ....
We had evidence of a mouse in our first house. Actually, as our neighbor said when we told him, you never have one mouse. We set a trap or two and after the originals were gone we ended up being adopted by a stray kitty. Have had a cat since then, being on our second cat and third house since the Mouse Invasion...and have never seen evidence of a mouse again! Besides, it's a whole lot nicer to have that cat snuggle on your lap than one of pac's alien mice cuddling your ankle.
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Old 01-30-2014, 05:02 PM   #17
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...It was suggested that mice, squirrels and other small rodents can't stand the smell. I don't know if it's true but we have never had any during winter storage.
We had a garage mouse build a nest in the heater fan in my van. Hundreds of $$$ and a new fan later, our mechanic said we should put moth balls under the cars since the mice didn't like the smell. Hmm, we weren't real thrilled with that smell either. Might try the dryer sheets, although haven't seen any mice presents since we've been using the moth balls.
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Old 01-30-2014, 05:36 PM   #18
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Did you cut off their tails with a carving knife?
A la Halloween Wars and the Butcher display?
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A la Halloween Wars and the Butcher display?
I'm guessing it was referring to "Three Blind Mice".
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Old 01-30-2014, 05:45 PM   #20
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I'm guessing it was referring to "Three Blind Mice".
Yep, I believe you are right. I couldn't for the life of me remember which nursery rhyme it was. I think Mary, Mary, quite contrary won that one if I remember correctly. Outstanding displays regardless of who won for the most part.
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