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.
> Forget it. You go to pull the mousey off, and unfortunately, you leave
> their hide behind with it. It ends up dying in your hands. The mouse,
> the cardboard. *sigh* We've tried it. Thankfully, we have no more mice to
> attempt it again.