Monday, September 28, 2009
Vicious Mousers – Yeah, Right!
Pictured above are my boys. The oldest boy Massimo is on the left, and the baby Nicco is on the right. My feline children are 8-year-old Turkish Angoras and are still extremely actively. In fact they still act like kittens. They run and play multiple times everyday and love toys, particularly chasing toy mice.
So, you would expect them to catch a wayward mouse that found its way into our house, right? Well I thought they might do something. No chance. I think they believe the mouse is a new show on television to be watched and nothing more.
Not only are my felines terrible mousers but the no kill traps are completely ineffective. I have had the traps down with peanut butter for a month and we have not had a nibble. Either this little mouse is a descendent of Albert Einstein, or I have the world's worst luck when it comes to removing “unwanted houseguests”.
If anyone has a suggestion for humanely catching a little field mouse I would love to hear it. I am a city girl and this is my very first mouse in the house (I had one at work but that is long story) and I am not too happy about sharing my home with the little puffball. I want him to return to his native outdoor habitat, and the sooner the better. Any suggestions you have would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!