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Posted 10 March 2011 - 11:02 PM
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Posted 10 March 2011 - 11:51 PM
Picking the little guy up with a bare hand would be an instantly regrettable decision. He'll for sure bite you with all his mousy might.
Posted 11 March 2011 - 01:25 AM
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Posted 11 March 2011 - 02:10 AM
And why kill it?
Posted 11 March 2011 - 05:33 AM
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Posted 11 March 2011 - 07:35 AM
variation on this. use a bucket and fill it about 4 inches full of water; high enough so that when the mouse falls in it's feet can't touch the bottom. It's like trying to jump in the deep end of a pool.
Last time I suffered teh meese, I did this:
Take a some sort of large container (cartboard box, garbage can) that is deep enough so the mouse can't jump out of it. Cover the top with sheets of paper so it looks like a solid surface. In my case I noticed that the mouse took a particular route from my kitchen cabinet to the fridge so I placed it inbetween those two objects. You can place some bait on top of the sheets for extra incentive. Just make sure the mouse can somehow get there.
Disclaimer: Argentinian mice might be smarter than European ones.
Posted 11 March 2011 - 08:24 AM
Everything is better with Metal.
Posted 11 March 2011 - 09:11 AM
blender at the bottom.
Posted 11 March 2011 - 09:46 AM
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Posted 11 March 2011 - 10:54 AM
The pitfall trap with water at the bottom seems like a good idea. The mouse isn't going to drown if you check the trap in the morning after you wake up.I'm not dead set against killing the mouse. I've had to euthenase injured animals before (e.g. fish that got cancer and started swimming on their side, birds which were mauled by family cats). But you aren't really fixing anything by killing one single mouse. It's not like all the disease is going to go away just because you kill one mouse.
Anyway, there are articles on the internets with various opinions on how to humanely kill a mouse. Spring traps and molten lava are not among them.