Saturday, November 15, 2008
Death comes to visit our house
The kitchen to be more exact. Underneath the unique "dishwasher-on-wheels" to be even more exact.
Yes Death snapped his jaws down on the snoozle of one of the visitors. Not nice for the mouse - not nice for us. But at least the paranoia about people playing bizarre mouse-related tricks on us has eased a bit.
Apparently the second set of traps weren't working because the mice are babies and therefore too light to set them off - at least that is what the mousetrap salesman told R when she went back to complain. Obviously the free chocolate fattened one of them up sufficiently to trigger the trap. It reacted quickly but not quickly enough so spend an undisclosed amount of time with its snout crushed and unable to move.
R originally stated that the mouse was lying beside the trap unattached in any way as if it had had a heart attack beside it by pure coincidence. Or had ate a dodgy crumb elsewhere and succumbed to a dreaded disease and deliberately crawled to the trap in pursuit of a swifter death and not quite made it.
It couldn't have been too long suffering as we have been checking them frequently and it certainly seemed dead when I put it in the recycle bin.
I wonder what it will be recycled into?
Another method and its associated problems is discussed here. (For internet historians I don't think this is a blog, look at the dates, it's just a standard webspace provided by an ISP).
Thanks to aiaichristmas at flickr for the picture Funeral Wreath Arrangement