Why wont it just die!??

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by justusnak, Jul 12, 2007.

  1. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    Living in the country we expect to have mice find thier way into the house. Well, I was sitting in the family room when there it was!! Up in the overhead light. Like it was dancing! UGH! So, I go get out the old wooden snap traps, and get them set. Not a problem, we trap mice all the time. So, I come back, and sit down for about 10 minutes when SNAP! I GOT IT!! I waited for a few minutes....to make sure it was not still moveing...( i dont like that part) Well, I hear this SCREACHING! OMG....it didnt kill the mouse. It is caught over the hips. So I walk off, thinking, just a few more minutes...it will be gone....nope, MORE SCREACHING! Oh jeesh!! WHY wont it just die!??? Now I feel like I need to get it out, and doctor it back to health! Poor thing! UGH! I cant drown it....I cant smash it...UGH! Now what???? Its been about 20 minutes!!
  2. lacyloo

    lacyloo Cooped Up

    May 26, 2007
    north florida
    take the end of a broom stick and wack HIM between his neck and shoulders ,wich will sever his neck WHICH WILL KILL HIM. [​IMG]
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  3. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    Or fill a bucket half full of water and put the trap in it upside down.

    He will drown shortly thereafter.
  4. Chickenlover88

    Chickenlover88 Songster

    May 10, 2007
    Dallas, Georgia
    I had this happen with a rat. Just pop it once in the head with a hammer it is painless and it will die instantly if you do it hard enough.
  5. Chelly

    Chelly Cooped Up

    May 11, 2007
    OH NO - I feel your pain - I don't know what I would do other than call DH and get myself and the kids out of the house!
  6. Whirlwind

    Whirlwind Songster

    Apr 14, 2007
    Tuttle, Oklahoma
    Oh yuck.... Sounds like you are like me. I just couldn't kill it. If the trap got it ok. I would have to call DH to take care of it. I have 2 cats and a stray that hangs out in the shed so no rodent problems thank goodness. Except the ones the cats bring home to show what great hunters they are and those usually arn't alive.
  7. lurky

    lurky Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    Well......I guess its a little late now, BUT for the future when someone finds themsleves in a situation like this: Put it in a zip lock bag and seal it. The ~whatever~ will not suffer but just get less air and drift away. I had to do that recently when my cats brought me 2 pinky's and they were born that day. I actually tried to give them water but it was not happening. (i had to try) I think that is the most humane way when you have no choice. Sorry i couldn't help you when you needed it, but i hope this helps someone someday.
  8. Carole AM

    Carole AM Songster

    Jan 12, 2007
    Goshen, Indiana
    I have a mouse in the house that is sassing me too! I have my traps set, but that sucker is SLY! Its bold enough to come out, just like he's saying, "Here I am!" :|
  9. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    Well.....FINALLY...it died. UGH! I scooped it up with a dustpan, and sat it outside. GLAD THATS over! Jeesh!
  10. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Yuk!! Sorry Deb...

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