Monday, March 24, 2008

Hit the road RAT and don't ya come back, no more, no more, no more, no more!

After spending countless $$ on mouse traps, both snap and humane I finally found a trap that works! And I was amazed by the simplicity of the whole thing (why didn't I think of that?). The picture says it all. The only alterations we made was using a paper towel tube instead of a toilet paper tube. It was great because shortly after setting the trap we all left for some fun activities and when we got back he was sitting in the bottom of the trash can (a little scared but really unharmed). Casey simply took him out to the dumpster and disposed of him. Casey also assured me that he was as happy as could be in the dumpster (just like Templeton). I loved that it was a humane trap and I didn't have to deal with the guilt of killing the little guy (although my friend Elaine was stunned that I didn't "crush his head" after catching him).

This is the actual picture of "our" mouse. See why I would feel guilty about killing him? (note-that stuff under him is not blood, it's just stuff that was dried in the bottom of our trash can)

6 comments:

Chris & Sarah said...

Yeah!!! I am so excited for you guys. No more nibbles on your toes while at the computer.

Peggy and Jeff said...

What a clever idea! And I am sure that he will be busy for a long time in the garage dumpster unless he loves crumbs in the carpet and skampering feet!

Sarah Harward said...

Hip Hip HOORAY!! Glad to know you got the little booger!!

Buchk fam said...

Congrats!! What a wonderful feeling that is I'm sure for you guys. Man I quite enjoyed reading about your mouse stories. I am going to miss that. But what a good idea to catch that thing!!

Angela said...

Such a great idea Amanda, I hope you dont get any more mice...any idea how the first little guy got in?

Alicia said...

OH MY WORD!!!
I had to show this to Mark.
We went back and followed the journey of said mouse.
WOW!
I'm glad that it WASN'T blood.
BRILLIANT idea!
JUST BRILLIANT!!!
When are you coming back?
We miss you!