Mice OfficeUpdated: February 22nd, 2018Created: 02/11/08
Oct-Nov 2017 Bought a few traps:-
(way back in the autumn of 2008)
That's right, not Microsoft Office, nor even My Office. The mice have taken over, using clothes and paperwork for bedding and feeding on hazelnuts, poppy heads, apples and potatoes. I should have paid more attention to Hitch-hikers Guide to the Galaxy.
The mice managed to get almost 30 potatoes into the sound hole of a sub-woofer speaker. How they did it I don't know as they had to get then out of a box, push them over the floor and up some few inches to the hole. I still can't work out how they did it but here's the picture.
and here's what I extracted from the speaker ??? and no, they are not small potatoes. That's a full size coal sack they are upon, the largest potatoes was some four inches.
The battle recently is as follows:
|Date / Time||Caught||Escaped|
|23-27 Oct||I'm Away||~ ~ ~ ~ ?|
|30 Oct||0||~ ~~ ~|
|2 Nov 03:02||0|
|4 Nov 01:16||0|
|5 Nov 02:57||0|
|6 and 7 Nov||I'm away||~ ~ ~ ~|
|8 Nov 03:02||0|
|10 Nov -00:32||0|
|13 Nov -02:03||0|
|19 Nov||Not back till 6am||~ ~ ~ ~|
|21 Nov -05:38||0|
|22~23 Nov||Not at home||~ ~ ~ ~|
|29~30 Nov||Not at home||~ ~ ~ ~|
|05 Dec 00:16||Not back till 00:16am||~ ~ ~ ~|
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25th Dec Early morning around 6am in the trap, not that presence hadn't been noticed o'er the last four weeks.
30th Nov Oops! came back to find a potato nibbled and a in the trap, probably froze as I was away for the night and forgot to close the trap. Single black bean in the wagon has been untouched.
10th Nov Awoke to hear a faint scratching at 2am, reminiscent of a mouse, but then getting up heard again and was encourage to think it was outside given the scratching hadn't stopped given the light and movement I had instigated. On hearing a few more scratchings I opened the door and after a short while heard the noise again, only to find a silly had got caught in the old broken trap I had left outside as. Ah! well off for a 'midnight walk'
Found in the wagon. So now I have two shelters to monitor. Sadly this poor creature must have been their for hours given the mess it made but survived, hopefully to tell the tale.
4th Nov Caught so felt OK to visit family the following day. Glad to say that when I returned, on the morning of the, the strategically placed bean was still there, indicating I hope that no mouse was on the skirmish.