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« Reply #45 on: November 04, 2013, 06:48:12 PM »

Proudly announcing that at approximately 10:42 am this morning, after 28 days of frustrating and failed capture and kill attempts, nearly $150 worth of traps, bait, sealing foam, and contaminated food, we  we finally nailed him. This mouse deserves the mouse hall of fame. And I'm going to sleep like a baby tonight...good night all. Wife and I are headed to a dream land where mice don't exist and buses can fly...over and out.


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« Reply #46 on: November 04, 2013, 08:26:31 PM »

Two things...cabinets have never stopped a mouse.
And that looks like a mother mouse whose last thought was...well at least my children have a warm winter home..... Roll Eyes
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« Reply #47 on: November 04, 2013, 09:25:06 PM »

Dryer sheets behind the back panel. Sleep well Friends and don't dream of Disneyland!... Grin Wink Shocked

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« Reply #48 on: November 04, 2013, 09:49:34 PM »

    I hope that that's the only one.  But a very wise instructor once started a trouble-shooting class with the maxim "Never assume that you have only one problem".  As I said, I hope that that's the only one.
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« Reply #49 on: November 05, 2013, 03:58:33 AM »

This is the third and final mouse. I've kept track based on droppings, color of mice (I've seen all of them and this one was clearly brown with white belly...field mouse) and I also know where he's hidden this whole time after finding his crazy pile of poo and urine. Also, I checked, all three were male. I've grown up on 50 acres of woods, vineyards and open field and have learned a lot about mice and their behavior but this sucker was amazing and earned my respect. Many thanks to the advice here, especially the advice to lay the old fashioned metal trigger traps. So much more effective and sensitive than the fake plastic Swiss cheese traps. And for the record, we have had the following in our luggage bays, engine bay, and spare tire bay:

1. Moth balls
2. Peppermint oil soaked cotton balls
3. Dryer sheets

Today I'll be picking up a few bags of "Fresh Cab" as I've read it really, actually, honestly works. Thanks again for the advice. On a positive note, I notice our coach is sealed much tighter than ever before Smiley


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« Reply #50 on: November 05, 2013, 05:31:05 AM »

  This is the third and final mouse. ... On a positive note, I notice our coach is sealed much tighter than ever before Smiley 

    Nice -  hope that your winter is critter free and wife-friendly from now on!
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« Reply #51 on: November 05, 2013, 06:07:07 AM »

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« Reply #52 on: November 05, 2013, 07:47:54 AM »

Scott:
Sounds like the borrowed cat lost out to the metal trap?
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« Reply #53 on: November 05, 2013, 09:55:51 AM »

Scott:
Sounds like the borrowed cat lost out to the metal trap?
Mike in GA


Yep. Actually, we arrived home with the cat, walked in the coach, and there was the mouse caught in the trap. The cat never even made it inside the coach. We took her back to her owners that very moment Smiley


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« Reply #54 on: November 05, 2013, 04:16:26 PM »

Scott, being that you are parked for a while, you ever consider turning one of those bays into a chicken coop? fresh eggs in the morning. Craig
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« Reply #55 on: November 05, 2013, 07:11:06 PM »

Scott, being that you are parked for a while, you ever consider turning one of those bays into a chicken coop? fresh eggs in the morning. Craig


Chuckle. Yes, we miss the Hollands...and their humor. You know us Seventh-Day Adventists only eat our eggs with toes. ;-)


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« Reply #56 on: November 06, 2013, 01:07:00 PM »

Dare I say that mouse commited suicide?

"Honey, let's borrow that mouse killing cat.  Let's go get that cat right now!"  Unbeknownst to you, the mouse heard your plans and decided to take his life instead of suffering the torturous humility of becoming a cat toy.  All very plausible, you know!
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« Reply #57 on: November 07, 2013, 05:18:37 AM »

Dare I say that mouse commited suicide?

"Honey, let's borrow that mouse killing cat.  Let's go get that cat right now!"  Unbeknownst to you, the mouse heard your plans and decided to take his life instead of suffering the torturous humility of becoming a cat toy.  All very plausible, you know!

Probably true...We are still mouse-free further confirming we had just one left. Based on the droppings, location, habits, etc I'm positive we only had one left and this is confirming it. Anyway, I guess suicide by snap trap was much better than Catzilla.    Undecided
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« Reply #58 on: November 07, 2013, 05:47:44 AM »

Scott, the photo and trap say it all - victory indeed. Glad you got it sorted out.
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« Reply #59 on: November 17, 2013, 05:41:07 PM »

I do believe you are holding up a picture of the very rare (with your action thought to now be extinct) lop eared, snagle toothed field mouse.  As a member of the MLPCFElESTFM (mouse lovers protective coalition for endangered lop eared, snagle toothed field mice) I feel compelled to point out that by causing the little critters eyes to bug out with that snap trap you have voided the terms of the $1,000,000 reward for the live capture of the last remaining member of the species.  Oh well, use the pelt to make a finger warmer when you flip me off. 

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