Mouse update

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The mice have departed, some while ago.

Statistics are;   25 humanely caught, of which 21 were released over the fence.

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Of the remaining four, three  were dealt a  swift death blow by our Mouse Busters.  Think the honours went to Daisy who is quicker off the mark.  One escaped.   It was okay.  Dogs do not play with their prey.   They do the deed then instantly lose interest.

As to how many mice there were originally, I have no idea.   Four perhaps?   Who went round in circles.  Into the house, into the trap, over the fence, then back into the house?

Otherwise the surviving 22 (or not) decided the game was worth neither  the candle nor the gob of peanut butter in the trap.

Enter the magpie, pictured above (pic courtesy of Google or some such).  He carted away the deaders and no doubt thoroughly enjoyed them.

Now we have two restless dogs, whose hunting instincts have been aroused, and one disconsolate magpie, who returns each morning in search of carrion.

But no mice.

I miss them 🙂

 

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16 Responses to Mouse update

  1. Gunta says:

    Well, that certainly elicited some giggles. 😀

  2. It sounds as though the mice were firm favourites with all members of your household, as well as the magpie. Maybe you should go and buy a few from the local pet shop. 😕

  3. Pussycat44 says:

    Poor, wee mousies 😉

  4. Arkenaten says:

    Say Cheeze!
    🙂

  5. footsy2 says:

    And there I was thinking the whole world was watching Wimblingdon.

    • Arkenaten says:

      Well, it didn’t help that we’ve had power outages….again…on and off since Friday, which were compounded by a burst water main just down the street yesterday morning , which had the municipality out in ”force” ( two blokes, one shovel a pick axe a spanner and a wheelbarrow) but it just didn’t cross my mind to be honest.
      But we are watching the World Cup!

    • footsy2 says:

      Dear Ark. Think Portugal. There are no guarantees but remember your comments when we bought £2 000 Nessie, ancient though she was? Disaster. And it was close. But some how we scraped though and discovered our avo grove. Is the World Cup something to do with footie?

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