Monday, March 30, 2009

Caught!!!

Yesterday morning I was working on getting breakfast cooked when I went to get a fork out of the drawer and I saw it......mouse "presents". Photobucket I knew we had a mouse somewhere in the kitchen.....we have a junk drawer that I had put one of those pot roast season bags with season packets in, and I went to get something out of the drawer and kept smelling the seasoning and when I found the package it had a small hole chewed into it. We had traps set but had not caught anything.....until yesterday. We decided to set two snap traps to catch the little bugger. After awhile I checked one of the drawers and one of the traps had been set off, but no mouse. So, when we went out yesterday afternoon we bought more sticky traps. When we got home, Z reset the snap trap, then put it in the corner then put two sticky traps around it. He did the same in the other drawer. This morning when I woke up I checked the drawer and at first i didn't see the traps anywhere!!! I pulled the drawer open all the way and there it was.......alive and stuck to one of the sticky traps. The snap trap had gone off, but it flipped over and stuck to the sticky! I put the sticky with the mouse in a grocery bag and threw it away outside, and when I checked the other drawer, there was no other mouse, but you could see where he had ate most of the peanut butter off the snap trap and didn't set it off. How he got around the sticky trap AND ate the peannut butter without setting the trap off is beyond me. I'm so glad we finally caught something, but now I need to leave the traps out as i'm sure there are more mice in the kitchen somewhere........BLECH!!!!!! I want my kitchen back!!!!!!!!!!!

4 comments:

Patrice4 said...

Shudder---gross! But I have to laugh, we keep those seasoning packets in our junk drawer too along with kool aid and ramen noodles. LOL!

Tricky little bugger got it in the end....

Christine said...

LOL, how funny that we keep them in the same drawer!! You know, i'm of course pissed that he pooped in my drawer and everything, but i'm more pissed that my kitchen is a mess now until I know for sure we got all of them.....I have my silverware thingie on the table so I don't take up so much counter space, plus I have our iced tea pitcher full of our stuff from the second drawer that holds big spoons and spatulas and stuff.....I hate a messy kitchen!!!

Patrice4 said...

Shudder. I think country living would be too scary for me. LOL! If only mice looked like Jerry or some other cute cartoon mouse--I wouldn't be such a wimp and there would be no mouse droppings either. LOL!

Christine said...

LOL!!! I was about to make another blog post....we caught a SECOND one last night!!!