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#121

One the other day was even bigger than that :nauseated_face:


#122

The picture isn’t great but this one we caught using our home made mouse trap - half a plastic lemonade bottle. He was released into the garden.


#123

My friends have tutted disapprovingly at my traps… but the current kill count is at 9 :scream:. Now convinced they are coming through from next doors basement into ours and coming up through the holes in the flooring under the stairs where I’m killing them… I will be "tactfully speaking to the neighbours this week…:persevere:


#124

As Aaronb wrote earlier, time to get a cat. I used to have a lovely cat, very sweet natured but a ferocious hunter. No animals of any kind in the garden except worms and a few insects. Since she went I’ve had birds (ok except for pigeons which I hate!), squirrels, and badgers. No mice yet but I’m wary!


#125

Mines getting old now (14). She still likes hunting mice but birds don’t interest her, they come and eat worms and seeds in the garden whilst she dozes under a bush not even giving them a glance.


#126

It’s interesting how we always think of cats because, obviously, they hunt and catch mice, but when I had my two dogs, to the best of my knowledge, they never caught anything (except fleas!). And yet whilst I had them I never had the plagues of mice I have nowadays nor any other small pests in the garden like rabbits, voles and moles, all of which have since appeared in ever increasing numbers. I suspect the deterrent of ‘scent of predator’ was more effective than any of these modern electronic devices!