Mice. When it's cold outside, we start seeing mice inside. Problem is, if you see one, it's probably just the patent of a multitude.
So, we set some traps. I had two glue traps. Paper traps with fly trap glue on them. The humane thing is to drag the caught mouse a mile from your house, use a pencil and dislodge the mouse from the trap, setting it free. However, if I wanted to be friends with the mouse, I would let him stay in my house.
Yuck. Who does that? Nope. He's caught. He is dead.
End of story.
I have snap traps set, but I had these two traps with glue in them. I used a q-tip to get a little peanut butter on the center of the trap. That entices the mouse to wander a couple of inches onto the glue to get the peanut butter.
The mouse steps in. One foot gets stuck. I'm sure the mouse did its typical 360 maneuver. Well, now its foot is turned around and stuck, but now the other foot is stuck. At this point, it probably loses its balance and topples over, becoming more stuck.
Assemble and Bait
Trap is Moved - Poop but No Mouse
The Trap Moved - Mouse is Inside
Obituary - Sam E. Mouse
Sam E. Mouse, age unknown. Died unexpectedly in his home. He loved long walks in corridors, and chewing on various objects. He was preceded in death by his parents, but is survived by nine children.
No service is planned.