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Old Mar 31st 2008, 11:24 pm
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Got up 5.50am feeling rather tired after a late night. Sitting quietly with a cup of tea, my husband announces "oh my god theres a mouse". Thinking it was out side looking in, didnt react too much until the bloody thing started to run around the lounge. With my legs firmly up in the suite, screaming get the bloody thing, my husband ran and got his work jumper and broom. What the hell he thought he would do to it with that, god knows. He pulled every damned piece of furniture out, only for me to see it one step ahead of him, darting from one area to another. Time was against me and, he had to leave for work. Thanks for that I thought Ive got to spend the bloody day with that thing. Even my daughter could go in the room and watch TV without much thought of it. Well this mouse isnt going to stay in my house, I have waged war on it. I am going to catch it and evict it from here. I went and got some traps from our neighbour, (Humane) put some peanut butter in it, recommended by him, so they are at the ready, tonight will tell. I only hope it works as I have spent all day worrying it will run out in front of me. Watch this space !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yes all you men can laugh but, us women cant stand these little critters unless caged.

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Old Mar 31st 2008, 11:27 pm
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I used a humane trap once - the poor mouse freaked out inside it and died - TBH I'd rather use a snaptrap - quicker!

My ginger cat, Tango, came in the house with a thread dangling out the side of her mouth. I pulled on the thread and it was actually a mouse tail....with mouse attached! The mouse was still alive, dazed but rather soggy with cat spit I wasn't expecting that! Mouse was duly released into garden to become part of the food chain...
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Old Mar 31st 2008, 11:50 pm
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*read at your peril, not for the queasy*

We've got 4 cats and live on a farm - can you imagine the stuff they bring in - lots of mice recently - dead and usually without their heads - we have a persian rug in the kitchen so its all colours and pretty difficult to see a disemboweled small creature so I regularly stand on something squidgy - I almost vomit!

One day I was cleaning and found a mouse head half way up the door frame - sort of splattered.
I had half a rat last week in the hall and a few weeks ago a friend was staying and didnt shut her bedroom door - big mistake - our big cat welcomed her with half a rabbit. On the rabbit topic another of our delightful felines caught a rabbit and didnt want it so presented it to the dog, who sat patiently waiting to see what I would do.

Still our house is ( live) mouse and rat free - no mean feat in the middle of the countryside
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Old Mar 31st 2008, 11:55 pm
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We often had mice come in under the garage doors, in the rental we even had them in the external wall cavity and roof void.

We got traps (not humane) and poison bait from Bunnings and just got on with the job of getting rid of them. Peanut butter, raisins, apple worked quite well in the traps. They start to come into houses at this time of the year as the weather starts turning cold and you're unlikely to have just one.

The dogs were brilliant at catching rats outside, unfortunately rabbits too but we thought it was going a bit far to let them hunt down the mice indoors .
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My parents (but he loves me the mostest ) Jack Russell Terrier managed to completely destroy our dishwasher on Christmas eve one year. They are ratters (dog, not the parents) and he has it in him to hunt mice and rats. Unfortunately he does not quite have the brain power to know what to do with it so would bring it into my mother and let it go right by her feet. On this occasion the mouse promptly ran under our dishwasher. After hearing the dog whine for two hours with his nose wedged under the door, my mother eventually thought she would move the dishwasher and get the mouse out. Stupid (aka my dog) jumps over her arm as she is pulling it out and gets behind the dishwasher. He manages to pull the rubber hose thing out and damage the fixture where it went into the machine and somehow, I don’t know how, put a hole in the back of the damn thing. THEN he kept growling every time my mother tried to lift him out.

Eventually she got him out from behind the dishwasher but it was destroyed. Right before Christmas. Right before 20 family members turned up. She was so mad.

And, after finding out that we were going to have to do the dishes for about 3 weeks until the shops opened up again, my brother and I were also rather mad.
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A former flatmate was really into protein powders and body building malarky.

We had a mouse who, we suspect, was eating it. We could not kill the thing. It was invincible. Mighty Mouse we called him. The thing never died. Traps, baits, poisons etc did not work.

And no, we refused to acknowledge the possibility that the protein powders were irrelevant and Mighty Mouse could have been Mummy Mouse about to have mouse babies. That would have just been nasty
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Got a cat yesterday from SPCA in Greerton,There were lots to choose from! You should go have a lookIts made us all very happy and hopefully we wont get mice
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My cats specialise in taking in lizards. We have had 4 to date, only 2 with tails. Well, the girl stood on a random tail that had fallen off in the kitchen and squeaked loudly!!
Scottie kitty took in a live bird one morning and let it go, then proceeded to rampage round the girl's bedroom at 5.30 am, standing on Melissa's head in a vain attempt to recapture it.
Mice aren't safe either.....
They are also a pair of thieves. You have no idea of the treasures we have had presented to us in the past year. Toys stolen from other people's gardens for a kick off. I mean, how do they manage to get a McDonald's type Wylie Coyote toy over, round or through a 8ft fence? Do they work as a team with one pulling and one pushing? Is there a kitty crane rolls up in the middle of the night to help them with it? Baffles me... Add to that several single socks and a large pair of ladies underwear {the word 'briefs' does not apply to this particular article of clothing, believe me }. Half a tennis ball, the rubber off a table tennis bat, a rubber glove and a piece of towel........
If you have any requests for the cat burglars, leave a note and the money behind a large rock and they will get onto it......
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Want to see the lizard as well......?
Too late!!
The lizards usually escape with a bit of help, so don't worry too much about them........
And the girl is underimpressed that I have posted a photo of my cat and not her's, so here is Scotty kitty as well.
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moved into our rental just over a month ago now and in total got 5 mice not including the one which we saw run across the kitchen that started us putting mice traps around, i never thought i'd say this but we've learnt to live with the fact that mice come in and its a bit of excitement for the kids in the morning to run to the mousetrap to see if there's a mouse in there sleeping!!
i've been told that they're only coming in because of the change in weather but time will tell.....
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Originally Posted by karonious View Post
My cats specialise in taking in lizards. We have had 4 to date, only 2 with tails. Well, the girl stood on a random tail that had fallen off in the kitchen and squeaked loudly!!
They are also a pair of thieves. You have no idea of the treasures we have had presented to us in the past year. Toys stolen from other people's gardens for a kick off. I mean, how do they manage to get a McDonald's type Wylie Coyote toy over, round or through a 8ft fence? :
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...and about the lizards, you know their tail still keeps moving ages after it has been disceted by the cat from the body...this freaked me out more than the fact the cat had brought :dinner: home again!!
My cat also steals from the neighbours, always bringing kids balls and bean bag toys home, never had any knickers though!!!! (thankfully)
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HI

Just to let you all know, I caught the little critter !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Drove my daughter to college and released it in a bush.

Till next time !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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HI

Just to let you all know, I caught the little critter !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Drove my daughter to college and released it in a bush.

Till next time !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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*read at your peril, not for the queasy*

We've got 4 cats and live on a farm - can you imagine the stuff they bring in - lots of mice recently - dead and usually without their heads - we have a persian rug in the kitchen so its all colours and pretty difficult to see a disemboweled small creature so I regularly stand on something squidgy - I almost vomit!

One day I was cleaning and found a mouse head half way up the door frame - sort of splattered.
I had half a rat last week in the hall and a few weeks ago a friend was staying and didnt shut her bedroom door - big mistake - our big cat welcomed her with half a rabbit. On the rabbit topic another of our delightful felines caught a rabbit and didnt want it so presented it to the dog, who sat patiently waiting to see what I would do.

Still our house is ( live) mouse and rat free - no mean feat in the middle of the countryside
no whiskas or kitekat needed in your house then,
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Our neighbours cat has decided to adopt us (it lives with a family of three other kittens and two small children)...as his thanks he has delivered 5 dead rats to our deck, all neatly lined up, and then the other night brought in a live mouse, and began to 'play' with it....I couldn't stand the poor mouse being tortured....so I caught it with a pint glass and threw it into the bushes. Loving the cat......not loving its gifts!

This episode was closely followed by the arrival of what seemed to me like a 45ft cockroach.....boots, backpack the lot. The OH had to deal with that....I couldn't stop screeching!! Give me a mouse any day!
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