OT: Humane mouse traps (was: mice)

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OT: Humane mouse traps (was: mice)

Post by Yowi » Mon, 10 Apr 2000 04:00:00



AFAIK, you can get a sort of mouse or rodent trap that involves mousie
pushing its way through a one way door. Once through, mousie is trapped, but
still perfectly alive. Depending on how you feel about mice, you could
either take the trap out to a field and let them go, or drop the whole
contraption for mousie to humanely (?) drown.

I consider myself very lucky that I'm not afraid of mice, and I don't live
in an area where mice and other rodents are a problem (possums are common,
but I've never had them throwing a B&S ball in my ceiling at night). Spiders
on the other hand - I'm terrified of them and live in a spot that has 2 of
the 4 fatally poisonous spiders in the world. The endangered (therefore
protected) trees that surround my house harbour all sorts of eight-legged
horrors that would much prefer my place to the trees each time it rains or
gets cold. Eeek!

Theres a story coming up "one of these days" about another spider encounter
involving Shmogg, an dI'll post it Real Soon Now.

Yowie


Quote:
> Those "Humane" devices??
> Forget it.  You go to pull the mousey off, and unfortunately, you leave
half
> their hide behind with it.  It ends up dying in your hands.  The mouse,
not
> the cardboard.  *sigh* We've tried it. Thankfully, we have no more mice to
> attempt it again.
> Grace

 
 
 

OT: Humane mouse traps (was: mice)

Post by Yowi » Mon, 10 Apr 2000 04:00:00



Quote:


> >Spiders
> >on the other hand - I'm terrified of them and live in a spot that has 2
of
> >the 4 fatally poisonous spiders in the world. The endangered (therefore
> >protected) trees that surround my house harbour all sorts of eight-legged
> >horrors that would much prefer my place to the trees each time it rains
or
> >gets cold. Eeek!

>   *Now* she tells me!

I kept the bigger and more energetic ones out the back on a leash :-)

Vicky

 
 
 

OT: Humane mouse traps (was: mice)

Post by Fletcher Glen » Thu, 13 Apr 2000 04:00:00


Oddly enough I saw one such humane trap under the brand
name "Tin Cat".  Basically a tin box with one-way doors.

--
                Fletcher Glenn

Quote:

> AFAIK, you can get a sort of mouse or rodent trap that involves mousie
> pushing its way through a one way door. Once through, mousie is trapped, but
> still perfectly alive. Depending on how you feel about mice, you could
> either take the trap out to a field and let them go, or drop the whole
> contraption for mousie to humanely (?) drown.

> I consider myself very lucky that I'm not afraid of mice, and I don't live
> in an area where mice and other rodents are a problem (possums are common,
> but I've never had them throwing a B&S ball in my ceiling at night). Spiders
> on the other hand - I'm terrified of them and live in a spot that has 2 of
> the 4 fatally poisonous spiders in the world. The endangered (therefore
> protected) trees that surround my house harbour all sorts of eight-legged
> horrors that would much prefer my place to the trees each time it rains or
> gets cold. Eeek!

> Theres a story coming up "one of these days" about another spider encounter
> involving Shmogg, an dI'll post it Real Soon Now.

> Yowie

 
 
 

OT: Humane mouse traps (was: mice)

Post by David Stevenso » Thu, 13 Apr 2000 04:00:00




Quote:
>Spiders
>on the other hand - I'm terrified of them and live in a spot that has 2 of
>the 4 fatally poisonous spiders in the world. The endangered (therefore
>protected) trees that surround my house harbour all sorts of eight-legged
>horrors that would much prefer my place to the trees each time it rains or
>gets cold. Eeek!

  *Now* she tells me!

--

Nanki Poo got over *fifty* emails on his birthday, April 5th.
Quango only got *twenty* emails on his birthday: he is **not** amused.
Their pictures are at   http://www.blakjak.demon.co.uk/qu_npoo.htm

 
 
 

OT: Humane mouse traps (was: mice)

Post by Julie Coo » Fri, 14 Apr 2000 04:00:00


Quote:

> > >Spiders on the other hand - I'm terrified of them and live in a spot that
> has 2
> of the 4 fatally poisonous spiders in the world.

There was an episode recently on Crocodile Hunter (Animal Planet) showing the
various Australian spiders. I understand better now why you are terrified of
spiders. As I was watching it I was thinking of the messages you've sent the
group about spiders.

Julie, Hobbes and Selena

 
 
 

OT: Humane mouse traps (was: mice)

Post by Krista Cleme » Sun, 16 Apr 2000 04:00:00


On Wed, 12 Apr 2000 13:44:32 -0700, Fletcher Glenn

My mother & her DH have several TinCats where they live out in the
bush (more or less). They're in a mobile home, so the mice invade
pretty regularly. After the first thousand or so, the cute factor goes
way way down.

Speaking of spiders, they also have several "pet" tarantulas. The
tanks are in the guest bedroom where we stay when we visit. Loen, the
DH, is very very afraid of spiders. Hates sleeping in that room. The
bed is a mattress on the floor.

One night we were cosied up in our nest in the dark and heard little
scritching & rattling sounds. Of course Loen is thinking of those
danged spiders, so I had to get up and turn on the light and check.
All lids fastened. All critters accounted for. Light back out.

Scritch scritch, a kind of metallic sound, somewhere near our heads.
Loen has me check again on the spideys. Look around the room, look in
the closet behind the bed.

 We couldn't figure it out, but eventually fell asleep to the
rattling. The next morning we told my mom, who rushed to check. Turns
out she keeps a TinCat in the closet and a mouse was in it all night,
dancing the can can for our benefit!

KLC

Quote:
>Oddly enough I saw one such humane trap under the brand
>name "Tin Cat".  Basically a tin box with one-way doors.

>--
>            Fletcher Glenn


>> AFAIK, you can get a sort of mouse or rodent trap that involves mousie
>> pushing its way through a one way door. Once through, mousie is trapped, but
>> still perfectly alive. Depending on how you feel about mice, you could
>> either take the trap out to a field and let them go, or drop the whole
>> contraption for mousie to humanely (?) drown.

<SNIP>

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The husband is Loen.
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