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Poll: Mouse Trap (30 member(s) have cast votes)

Is he gonna bite?

  1. Yes (13 votes [43.33%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 43.33%

  2. No (7 votes [23.33%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 23.33%

  3. He's not a mouse (10 votes [33.33%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 33.33%

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#1 owl   Banned   -  Reputation: 364

Posted 10 March 2011 - 11:02 PM

For a couple of weeks I've been hearing ghostly sounds in the kitchen at night but until a couple of days I wasn't able to detect what was causing them. It happens to be a little mouse that seems to live somewhere in the house and that has become addicted to my dad's bread (I already told my dad about this). So I was just watching dexter and here it is the little bastard making bag noises in the kitchen again so I've decided to set him up with a little trap I've improvised with an olla, a fork a spoon and the bread it likes so much as bait.

Here the trap:
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Is he gonna bite?
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#2 fastcall22   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 4222

Posted 10 March 2011 - 11:06 PM

No. Maybe. Not likely. Get a mouse trap.

...

'cept, instead of cheese, use bread.

Or something.

EDIT:
Oh wait. I see what you did there. Little mousey's gotta climb in through the opening to obtain the bread.
In that case, yes. Maybe. More likely. Though it depends on how heavy that bowl is.
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#3 Hodgman   Moderators   -  Reputation: 29308

Posted 10 March 2011 - 11:08 PM

I heard you stand in want to accept such a cat.
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Who has this already exist?
What is the develop and what his character?

#4 zerothrillz   Members   -  Reputation: 152

Posted 10 March 2011 - 11:18 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.

#5 owl   Banned   -  Reputation: 364

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.


Yeah, I haven't thought quite deeply what to do if he falls. One option could be to slide some sort of hard wooden/steel sheet (If I happen to find one) below the bowl and throw the little bastard inside a pail full of water.

It's 3am, no way I'll be able to find a mouse trap now.

@fastcall22, I think the little bastard got scared after the second time I showed up. I wonder how much of a short/long term memory mice have...
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#6 szecs   Members   -  Reputation: 2106

Posted 11 March 2011 - 01:25 AM

The "tube" looks like to be long enough just to manually close its entrance (step on it). Then you can step on the mouse. Then you'll have some nice bread-meet stuff that you can make small rolls and fry them. Mmmm, sounds yummy.

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#7 owl   Banned   -  Reputation: 364

Posted 11 March 2011 - 01:28 AM

The trap fell by it's own... I've now placed it over the kitchen table where the bread originally was...

... I don't think he's going to buy it...
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#8 Zethariel   Members   -  Reputation: 310

Posted 11 March 2011 - 02:05 AM

Mice are sly and I have great respect for them. Bought 3 mousetraps. All sprung. All cheese was taken. No mouse. Dad had to stay up all night and use a similar system to yours to trap the rodent.

Why slide a sheet post capture? Put the trap on a sheet in the first place >.> And why kill it? It's not it's fault you were sloppy and let a mouse get into your house :P
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#9 owl   Banned   -  Reputation: 364

Posted 11 March 2011 - 02:10 AM

And why kill it?


Yeah, I was pondering whether or not it could be considered cruelty to kill the creature. If I, say, took a cab and traveled 10 miles away from home and let it go, and it went into some family house and peed over some children food giving them hanta-virus, leptospirosis or something, would that be better?
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#10 Zethariel   Members   -  Reputation: 310

Posted 11 March 2011 - 05:33 AM

I live like 300 meters from a forest. That is not an issue for me to let it go into the wild again :) Still, I'd feel guilty of killing a mouse. Spiders, flies - why not, they invade my personal space (and in the case of spiders bite me). The mouse only tries to survive. Still, it's your choice. Should the mouse be sick, you'd have the symptoms described above, as I am sure it does pee and poo somewhere that you might not notice :P Be vary of raisins.
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#11 owl   Banned   -  Reputation: 364

Posted 11 March 2011 - 05:45 AM

Yeah, that's troubling me as well. Last night it peed over the table.I cleaned with bleach but it's still quite nasty.

I made the trap just because I was bored and it was 3am. I'm buying rat poison ASAP. That thing gotta go away.
We can settle things up later. In heaven. If they happen to go there too or if I even go there myself. lol

I ate from that bread damnit!
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#12 Wan   Members   -  Reputation: 1366

Posted 11 March 2011 - 05:56 AM

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.

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#13 szecs   Members   -  Reputation: 2106

Posted 11 March 2011 - 06:24 AM

Nah. Meese can climb. Unless the surface of the container is smooth. Put some lava on the bottom of it.

#14 way2lazy2care   Members   -  Reputation: 782

Posted 11 March 2011 - 07:35 AM

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.

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Disclaimer: Argentinian mice might be smarter than European ones.

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.

There's another way to do this where you put a string with a piece of tube around it on the top instead of paper. When the mouse walks on it, the tube spins and the mouse falls in the drink.

Not exactly the most humane way to do it and slightly depressing, but it works.

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 08:24 AM

blender at the bottom.

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#16 Luckless   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 1765

Posted 11 March 2011 - 09:11 AM

blender at the bottom.


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#17 speciesUnknown   Members   -  Reputation: 527

Posted 11 March 2011 - 09:46 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.
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#18 BuffaloJ   Members   -  Reputation: 142

Posted 11 March 2011 - 10:31 AM

I had a mouse in the house once. One of my cats turned to to have more spunk that I thought and would chase the mouse around. He wouldn't catch it, instead just corner and play with it. I easy caught the mouse by laying an opened up paper bag on the floor while it was cornered. The mouse ran in, I picked up the bag and let the mouse free outside.

Not sure if you can get the mouse cornered too easily, but it might be easy to get it to run into a bag...

#19 way2lazy2care   Members   -  Reputation: 782

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.


You'd think so, but due to small lung capacity and not being designed for swimming, after a couple hours they'll be dead. If you want to be more humane I hear putting bleach in the water will kill them faster. It still sucks for the mouse but at least they die fast instead of slow.

If you're going to get them it usually happens shortly after you go to bed/turn the lights off, so unless you get a mouse that can tread water for 6 hours, it's pretty boned.

#20 demonkoryu   Members   -  Reputation: 976

Posted 11 March 2011 - 10:57 AM

blender at the bottom.

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