Oh C#!* what should I do

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by gabrielle1976, Mar 19, 2009.

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  1. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Crowing

    Feb 21, 2009
    Columbia river gorge
    Darn it Im at my sisters house and she has and unbealvebly talanted mouser cat this cat brings something down every day mouse mole shrew birds of all sizeses, and theres a mouse that just ran across the kitchen , the cat is sleeping on the bed at the moment , Should I try to catch the mouse or scare it or put the cat outside?
    Please no comments of an offending nature about the cat eating the mouse ect im looking to avoid that .
  2. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

    Jun 14, 2008
    South Puget Sound
    I take it you're afraid of the mouse?

    I'd go get the cat & show it where the mouse went.
  3. kees

    kees Songster

    Feb 5, 2008
    Mice usually come in through the basement. If there is a dime-sized hole, they'll easily squeeze through that opening. Get down on your hands and knees and seal up all openings with concrete, steel or copper wool or expandable caulking. Clean up any food that might be tempting to the little critters.

    You can get some traps that will catch mice without endangering your cats or using poisons. If you decide to relocate mice, do it at least a mile away from your home, or they'll find their way back.

    An inexpensive way to get rid of mice is to put water in a 5 gallon bucket, add some dishwashing soap to break the surface tension. Place this where you see many of the critters. They'll try to get in for water but won't be able to get out.

    If you look at youtube.com, there are many ingenious homemade traps that can be designed at little or no cost.


  4. LovinMyChickies

    LovinMyChickies In the Brooder

    May 13, 2008
    Redding, California
    My cats do this all the time. The other night they brought in a bat! and turned it loose in the house, what a chore that was!

    What I arm myself with is a clear container and a pair of tongs. (the kind you use to turn food while cooking) Then try and corner the mouse or trap it under the container. Use the tongs to pick it up if you can and place it in the container and re locate the mouse out doors.

    Good hunting!
  5. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Crowing

    Feb 21, 2009
    Columbia river gorge
    Well thanks everyone for the quick responses
    Im sorry I wasnt clear. Im not afriad of the mouse , I was afraid for the mouse. I didnt want the cat to get it.
    I was able to make it run back outside [​IMG] and hopefullly it will stay outside.
    Thank you all for youre responses , I dont need any about how to kill the mouse Im trying for the opisit effect.
    I think I am good now
  6. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    LOL....glad you were able to rescue the little guy!!! [​IMG] I knew what you meant immediately becasue I would have been doing the same thing. [​IMG]
  7. SarahBeth9394

    SarahBeth9394 Songster

    Aug 23, 2008
    Aw man I would have gone and got the cat and caught the mouse with him. If I see a mouse here we catch those mice together. My cats have caught mice and passed them back and forth to each other to smack around for a while before doing it in.
  8. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

    Aug 17, 2008
    Larry, KS
    My Coop
    I was at Target this past fall and saw a baby field mouse on the floor in the electronics dept. It was a very busy Saturday full of Holiday shoppers, and my kids quietly drew my attention to it, because they know other people don't work like we do...I pull worms out of the ditch when it rains...

    Anyway, I got the poor little thing and walked outside with it in my coat pocket and released it into the field next door- Target's on the edge of town.

    I *KNOW* I'm nut, but it feels better to care about all creatures than to be apathetic and removed (to me, anyway).

    Kudos on the mouse rescue!!
  9. SarahBeth9394

    SarahBeth9394 Songster

    Aug 23, 2008
    Quote:You may want to look up Hanta Virus and rethink that.
  10. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

    Feb 11, 2008
    Waterloo, Nebraska
    Quote:Oooohhhh!! I was like everybody else. I thought you wanted to get rid of it!
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