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Mice [Nov. 25th, 2008|07:02 pm]
darkskywatcher
Have invaded the house, through some unknown entry(it's an old house, there are probably several ways in).

The thing is, they are some of the strangest mice I've ever heard of. They don't seem to care about food, because we aren't seeing them in the kitchen (and my roommates do store easily accessible food at ground level). They do seem to have an affinity for the traps, because they keep getting caught. But they have been caught in some weird ways.

Probably the weirdest is the one that I just cleaned out(I am the least grossed out by this job, so it falls to me). It was in the covered trap, which up to this point had not caught a thing. But I picked it up and was face to face with the (dead)mouse. This is rather bizarre because the bait is inside, so he was backwards of what you would expect. As I went to work getting him out of there, it struck me that he had backed himself up to the reservoir where the bait goes: like he considered it a public toilet.

It's just bizarre to me.
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[User Picture]From: thegelf
2008-11-26 04:00 am (UTC)
It probably walked in, tried to snag the food, and walk out. It obviously didn't manage to get out.

The mice probably didn't come inside for the food, but for the warmth. And they just haven't found the kitchen yet/gotten hungry enough.
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[User Picture]From: darkskywatcher
2008-11-26 11:14 am (UTC)
We figured out the warmth thing, which is why the traps are next to the radiators. The bizarre thing, though, is that they have found the upstairs, and have been exploring that, which has fewer active radiators and more securely closed doors.
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[User Picture]From: thegelf
2008-11-26 08:00 pm (UTC)
Hmm... Maybe they came in through the attic? So they hit the upstairs first.
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