Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Mousecapades spring 2008 edition

It was premature to think my mousecapades were really over in February since presents were sporadically left onto top of my air ducts in the basement. I upped the bait to caramel popcorn, peanut butter twix, and some other goodies. I could see that there was interest but no one took the bait. I finally bit the bullet and got peanut butter. I placed a dollop in each trap (that's have-a-heart traps since I'm a softie like that) at the very end of the trap. Again, there was a lot of interest around the traps. So I cleaned and washed each trap and placed a dollop of peanut butter at the end of the entrance ramp and a small dot on the ramp itself. Bam! Two mice the next morning. Bam bam bam. three mice in two traps the following morning. So far this past month, I've caught 8 mice including two juveniles. My grand total is 20 mice. I've found a new spot for their release that I'm very sure is too far to run back. I may just get lucky enough to get a photo of one of them since I'm a mouse expert now.

1 comment:

Jules said...

I am happy to hear you are releasing them. :) Good job on catching so many.