Monday, October 16, 2017

Mischief Monday - Mouse Relocation Express 2017

Hello fellow animals lovers,

The express being washed out for the next customers
As may occur in many of our homes, as the weather gets cooler, some of our critter friends, mainly mice decided it is time to move in. We never had a mouse problem when our cats were alive. The winter after they died we caught 32. Hailey would like to go on record and say two of those were her catches.

The mouse season has begun. To date we have been able to happily relocated 2/3 mice who have made it into our humane trap. The first customer somehow got stuck and was seriously injured, and was helped to the bridge. The other two rode the rails together. At about 3:30 am last Thursday, Hailey raced loudly to the kitchen (the express is kept under the sink). She was carrying on such that the Man got up and looked and saw we had two passengers. They had to wait for the car to leave around 6 am where they were driven a few kilometres away before teas was served at home. If you release them near the house, they just come back in.

We will see how many mice we relocate this year!

Express waiting for next customers


  1. yes... they can find the way back even without breadcrumbs... the mama marked a mouse once with a permament marker to show my dad that it is stupid to release them next to the house... she was right, but nevertheless there was a mouse in the house...

  2. Well spotted Lee, glad you were there to tell the peeps about the mouses visiting you
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  3. Hari Om
    Don't get mice in the Hutch... but lots of creepy-crawlies seem to think it is a haven!!! Relocation is rather simpler for them - jam jar and open window... hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  4. We have not seen any mousies since we've moved to our apartment, thank goodness. Good for you for nabbing two of them, Hailey!

  5. We have the same problem but they only come into our basement. Our pawrents say that in all the 27 years they have lived in this house only 2 have made it to the first floor.

  6. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh my word the cat in this house would be useless. When she sees a camel crickets she corners them and YEOWLS to the top of her lungs. Rest assured when I see what she sees I YEOWL for Bcat. Like mother like daughter
    Hugs HiC

  7. Yipes! We get a few mice in the garage and in the attic every year at this time too. Sometimes I catch a few. Usually we put traps in places where I can't reach, like way up on the garage shelves.

  8. OMD is that thingy big enough fur ERNIE to fit in???

    FRANKIE... I'm gonna tell Mom on you !!!!

  9. With terriers in the house, any mice dumb enough to come in, leave quickly. And we think they tell their friends because so far knock-on-wood, whenever everyone else has mice, we don't.

  10. OMD that is crazy they need to go live outside and never come back.
    Once i saw a big mouse at a friends house that sucker ran off with the kitchen sponge to wash dishes with. He jumped off the counter and went under the sink. My cousin and I were screaming the men were laughing. I think it was a rat and not a mouse.
    Good luck catching all of them.

  11. I like to think that the fact we have never had a mouse problem in our house in Aberdeen is something to do with my terrier-ifying presence, but Gail just laughs and says my hunting skills are so poor I'd struggle to catch a tortoise...
    Toodle pip!

  12. Mom says EEEEEKKKKK - she hopes we don't get that problem here. But we told here our inner cat instincts will take care of them:)

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  13. I still don't know what I would do if we had to deal with this. Kudos for live trapping!!!

  14. We'd like to come over and take care of those mousies. ;)

  15. Mom doesn't have too much compassion for mice. Why don't you just get a cat or twelve?

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  16. We haven't had any in our house for a long time - we have human traps too
    Hazel & Mabel

  17. Paws crossed we don't have mices in the house, butts boy oh boy do we gots rats outside that travel the wires! and, unlike your compassionate peeps, Ma sets the spring traps and sends them to the bridge. You see, I might likes chasin' them, butts so far Ma says I'm useless in the catchin' part. whatevers. Good luck, and I hopes there are very few relocations needed!
    Ruby ♥

  18. We are hoping since we now live near the children of the corn that the mice will stay wif them and not come into our house to live. Mom does not know what they will do if that happens....maybe the cats will take over that job. s tella rose

  19. It seems inconceivable the tiniest cracks they can enter houses through. Good luck with the Mouse Express. 🐀


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