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Old 04-17-2008, 12:46 AM   #61
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That's terrible, Corey! Did it look like the one Pacanis caught?


Probaly did. But I wasn't letting it get away. I made sure that it died!!
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Old 04-17-2008, 12:49 AM   #62
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Geez. Poor mouse
Next time try something more humane, like putting it in one of your vaccum sealer bags and sucking the life out of it.


What are you smoking or drinking? Let me know so that I can get loaded also.
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Old 04-17-2008, 02:17 PM   #63
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Saphellae------are you my long-lost twin daughter??? Your twin thinks that her bedroom floor is another closet shelf that holds more and is more practical..........I cleaned out her room (after I warned her that I would) and found 3 year old Easter candy and all kinds of yuck things...I'm sure that it would have been just a matter of time before wee beasties would have moved in. She had gone off to a debate camp for a week and was very happy to find a clean room------I did respect her personal items, however. She was happy, that is, until I told her that I paid myself the $50 of loose change that I found EVERYWHERE! If I have to be your maid I'm charging you. I'd like to say that it was a good lesson but she is a slob to this day.

Hehe!! I very well could be.. but I mostly learned my lesson that time. I had some pretty nasty things in my room too. Sometimes I would leave dishes in there for over a week and it would have mold on it.. or I'd have a plastic bag with a half opened lunch in it for a month or two... Yep, I don't do THAT anymore!

But go figure. To this day, I have a fear of opening more than 1 day old tupperware containers. I make hubby do it.

I also have a fear of leftovers. I hardly eat them. DH is the garbage can here!
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Old 04-17-2008, 06:04 PM   #64
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Had a mouse (must have been a huge one too) move in once... traps didn't work so I wound up buying a couple boxes of poison. Opened one and dropped it in the closet where I suspected he hung out alot.

The dang thing ate the WHOLE box of poison. Actually chewed the box open farther to get at it all. I was surprised not to see him lying dead right there, or even sitting there with a note demanding more!

Perhaps I should have expected this, as some of the odds and ends that I found the thing had swiped then gnawed on and/or eaten included:

-A bottle of my fiancee's Pamprin. Finished off the bottle.
-A tube of Cortizone 10. At least half the tube.
-A roll of film.
-Several small candles (enough that I debated baiting traps with wax).

Haven't seen hide nor hair (or droppings) of the little bugger since, and since I haven't come across a reek I don't think Mr. Nibbles died in the house. But I still can't get past the VOLUME the sucker could pack away.
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Old 04-17-2008, 06:24 PM   #65
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Corey, rats & mice are brilliant swimmers. there's a whole host of tests for learning & memory that take advantage of that. check it out here. also, as you've learned, they're awful bitey when scared, which is horrible! pick up glue traps with a pair of tongs, or only by the edge that's far away from his mouth.

like i said earlier: the humane way to deal with the animals trapped in glue boards is going to be nasty. severe head trauma (via, for example, direct hammer hit to the head or a sledgehammer or cinderblock dropped from a couple of feet up) is acceptable as long as it's done quickly. slow crushing is not nice, but a quick sharp crush makes him unconscious and dead at the same time. chopping off his head (again, quickly) with a stout pair of scissors or garden shears is also ok.

neither method is pretty, but that's what ya gotta deal with using the glue boards. glue boards are all kinds of effective: we use them all the time in our research facilities because of the unacceptable risk of using poisons. but we also have a tech who is assigned to go check all the trap locations 2x daily, because it would be considered inhumane to let them die in the traps - inspectors will write us up if they find stuff like that.
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Old 04-17-2008, 06:41 PM   #66
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I can see PETA now. Running from the research facility carrying a bunch of glue traps with mice stuck to them
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Old 04-17-2008, 07:01 PM   #67
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Had a mouse (must have been a huge one too) move in once... traps didn't work so I wound up buying a couple boxes of poison. Opened one and dropped it in the closet where I suspected he hung out alot.

The dang thing ate the WHOLE box of poison. Actually chewed the box open farther to get at it all. I was surprised not to see him lying dead right there, or even sitting there with a note demanding more!

Perhaps I should have expected this, as some of the odds and ends that I found the thing had swiped then gnawed on and/or eaten included:

-A bottle of my fiancee's Pamprin. Finished off the bottle.
-A tube of Cortizone 10. At least half the tube.
-A roll of film.
-Several small candles (enough that I debated baiting traps with wax).

Haven't seen hide nor hair (or droppings) of the little bugger since, and since I haven't come across a reek I don't think Mr. Nibbles died in the house. But I still can't get past the VOLUME the sucker could pack away.
At least Mr. Nibbles didn't have PMS after all that Pamprin! But you're right - they loooove wax! I have no idea why but mice and rats will eat candles like crazy.
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Old 04-17-2008, 07:09 PM   #68
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i once had a cat that loved to lick sand paper. and bows on packages. wouldn't catch mice though.


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Old 04-17-2008, 07:11 PM   #69
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i once had a cat that loved to lick sand paper. and bows on packages. wouldn't catch mice though.


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Isn't that weird? You'd think a cat would prefer a yummy little mousey over a sheet of sandpaper! I guess there's no accounting for taste.
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Old 04-17-2008, 07:36 PM   #70
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i once had a cat that loved to lick sand paper. and bows on packages. wouldn't catch mice though.


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It wasn't that the cat liked sandpaper. It was just refreshing its rough little tongue.
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