Love My Chickens
When I was a teen visiting my grandma, I hated that she put out mouse traps. I made my own "humane" trap. I taped the flat sealer lid part of a canning jar to the lip of the jar on one side to make a hinge, and taped a long piece of plain old thread to the other side of the lid. I'd put pieces of dog food in the jar, aim the jar away from me, and then lay on the kitchen table and wait. Sure enough, before long a mouse would come along and get in that jar for the dog food. I'd pull that string, closing the lid and trapping the mouse. Then I'd go let the mouse go outside...lol. So I'm sure it was right back in the house within an hour or two. But I felt like I was "saving" it's little mousy life back then. I sure caught a lot of mice (or maybe the same 2 or 3 repeatedly)! I hate the sticky traps...feel they're kind of cruel. I'd rather a quick neck snap from an old fashioned trap. Of course I have two good mouser cats (along with one worthless lazy cat). So any mouse around my house is clearly on a suicide mission.