Not very original I know, but what else do you call a mouse? This little cutey somehow managed to wriggle its way into a tin of dry dog food. How I don’t know as I thought the metal lid fits quite snuggly.
I did get a proper fright when I prized the lid off, as Stuart Little started bouncing up and down like Tigger on a high and in the half-light, I couldn’t see what it was.
A few weeks ago I was in a similar situation when a tiny little mouse got into a bag of cat food. Back then I made the mistake of bringing the cat food inside so I wouldn’t forget to take it and release the mouse far from the house.
Well, that mouse escaped and ran riot in the kitchen before apparently disappearing, or hibernating.
We live in the sticks and have woodpiles, so we expect to get the odd rodent. We have had success catching them with humane traps, during the summer we caught something like seven rodents. Some were mice like Stuart Little, but there were a couple of rather large, not so cute rats.
One of our dogs is a fantastic hunter and has managed to catch a huge rat and a tiny mouse. I almost feel bad when I take them from her she is that chuffed. The others, we released far from anyone’s home… Ahem… Not entirely true. there was the time we deliberately released one very near the house of a nasty man with strict instructions to nibble through his cables (true).
Before releasing Stuart I took several photos of him, but couldn’t choose just one for My Sunday Photo.
My Sunday Photos
“Let me out! Let me out!” squeals little mouse.
“I will just as soon as I’ve taken some photos” I reassure the mouse.
“Okay, just be sure to get my good side.”
One very photogenic mouse, don’t you think?
“Enough’s, enough now, before I start charging.”
Do you have a problem with rodents? What would you have done with Stuart?
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