A Traveler and his Cat exploring America.





Friday, July 31, 2020

Catching Mice


I set this live catch trap up like this in the engine compartment over night. The critters like to goof around in there.  It traps them inside alive and then I take them for a bicycle ride up the road a few hundred yards away in the morning.  
So far the score stands at 14 chipmunks and 19 mice.


One morning Beans was playing with something under the RV.  She had a baby mouse.  The next morning she had another baby.  Where is she getting them from?  Soon after I actually saw another one fall down from the inside of the front bumper.  The nest must be up under there somewhere but I can't see it.  It could be inside the chassis member as the channel has a few holes in it and I think that is where those rats went last winter while in the desert.  I am beginning to think there will be no end to the mice here.  I've not seen one predator (coyote, hawk, etc.) since we've been here.


4 comments:

  1. Not the kind of company you want to share your home with. No matter how many you get rid of, there will always be more looking for a cosy home. Keep on mousing, Beans!

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  2. I wonder how many are repeat offenders.

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    1. I felt two hundred yards away would be far enough. Think they would travel back that distance?

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    2. It’s hard to say. To get back to their nest, I suspect so. My house and outbuildings are in the woods, and mice are always getting into things and causing damage. If they make it into the house, I use kill traps. There’s nothing worse than the smell of a dead mouse trapped behind a wall.

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