Mice Cube

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We’ve been enjoying the start (finally!!!) of the cooler fall weather by spending a lot of time outdoors but all 4 of us have been sick off and on with coughs, runny noses, fevers, etc… and so I’ve been using most of my energy to try to keep the house somewhat clean, the family fed, and the laundry, um,  laundered.  But on these beautiful fall days (I love this time of year) I’ve been taking Claudia outside to play in the leaves while we wait for Edison to come home from school.  It is so fun to watch a 9 month old “discover” crunchy leaves and other things we always take for granted.  In the picture above Edison had just found a small blue colored rock and was showing it to Claudia.  They were both fascinated with it for quite awhile. 

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 It’s field mouse season and we have one who has become WAY too comfortable in our house, so off to Walmart I went after watching him run through the living room many times – even being so bold as to run between my legs in the kitchen the other morning while I was getting Edison’s things ready for school.  He is a tiny black mouse (ick) and we recently watched him ACTUALLY run up the grandfather clock! [No kidding!]  (hickory dickory dock…)

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Garrison says “just step on him!” – I have to tell you, that is NEVER going to happen.   Way too gross for me.  We tried D-Con (poison) but I was feeling uncomfortable having that in the house when Claudia is creeping around everywhere, so I went to get the tray and it was GONE — the mouse had dragged it to his little hidey-spot…grr….but, it didn’t kill him.  So last night we set up the “mice cube” with the cracker & peanut butter they suggested.  The mouse was able to wedge the cracker into the door and get back out.  So we rigged it again…smaller cracker this time…we’ll see how it goes.  🙂  I love step 3 – Neat & Clean!  Mouse will expire if left in Mice Cube….

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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Jonathan Peelle on October 30, 2007 at 4:12 pm

    I’m surprised you didn’t try the tried-and-true “hammer” approach…

    Reply

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