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Published on February 9, 2013 By Frogboy In Everything Else

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(Alex – 16 year old son, Ryan – 12 year old son, Debbie – wife, me are looking out the window at all the mouse trails under the snow)

Debbie: That’s pretty cool

Ryan: You know, this family is pretty weird

Alex: Shut up and get ready to go to the Lizard show [we’re about to leave to go to a reptile show]


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on Feb 09, 2013

I think you have a mouse problem...... 

on Feb 09, 2013

I wonder why the city on the bottom is not connected to the road-network. Those mice need to rethink their algorithms!

on Feb 09, 2013


I used to keep lots of reptiles and amphibians years ago. Caught a couple pygmy rattlers and brought them home at 15. When I was 12 early one morning I went out in the woods and caught 10 pairs of Bufos marinus (cane toads) and put them in the bathtub. Funnest time ever for me until mom came in!

I used to make terrariums too.

A dude who was president of our Herpetology Club down here in South Florida had his salt water croc get loose!

on Feb 09, 2013

Frozen dinners for owls.

 

on Feb 09, 2013

I have always wanted to go to the Daytona Reptile Expo, an awesome way to see and buy hard to find animals and the latest and best maintenance systems(Like new full spectrum lighting) to ensure your pets have the best quality of life and health one can get. 

Have fun at the reptile show, and post pics!!!!!! (Of the merchandise)

Protip: putting a ground feeder(With sunflower seeds/peanuts) out where the mice trails are and watching it at night you can see the mice run around and be cute

 

on Feb 09, 2013

OR you could get a couple of cats, and have the mice disappear

harpo

 

on Feb 09, 2013

I'm glad to hear kids are still interested in such things.  And the exchange between them sounds so .. "normal"

on Feb 09, 2013

Ryan: You know, this family is pretty weird

Ne'er a truer word....

on Feb 09, 2013

Damned mice!  Killed one last night in out kitchen... upstairs.  Yeah, a neighbour has horses, thus stock feed, which attracts mice and such.

Sometimes they find their way over here, but how they keep getting in beats me.  I've checked thoroughly all around the property and can see no entry points.  Same with my niece, who lived here for 5 years before renting to us. She could never find how they were getting in, either. and resorted to setting traps, as I have done.

on Feb 10, 2013

Yeah, I've had 2 mice in my house over the last 3 years... notice I said "had".

Depending on the breed of mouse starkers, they can flatten themselves so that their entire body is no taller than the height of their head, and then scoot under doors or through holes you could not possibly imagine them getting through. I had a really small area around where my gas pipe comes up through the floor into my stove that the mice got through from the crawlspace somehow. They were stealing the dogs food and storing it under my refrigerator! I sealed around the pipe, set mouse poison out under the fridge and found the dead mouse the next day. So far no more mice. (Knocks on wood.)

on Feb 10, 2013

starkers
Sometimes they find their way over here, but how they keep getting in beats me. I've checked thoroughly all around the property and can see no entry points. Same with my niece, who ...

 

i seriously thought for a second there that we were going to get a line about how starkers can't figure out how his niece got into the house.

 

anyway, i used to have a mouse issue but Bones, my cat, has dealt with that pretty well. he's one hunting son of a gun.

on Feb 10, 2013

Could be a whole lot worse...

on Feb 11, 2013

LightStar
Depending on the breed of mouse starkers, they can flatten themselves so that their entire body is no taller than the height of their head, and then scoot under doors or through holes you could not possibly imagine them getting through.

That's the thing, there are no entry points like that into the main house.  The entry/exit doors are sliding except one, and it has only 1.5cm gap between it and the floor.  There is the garage, and it's possible they might be able to squeeze under the tilt doors, but there is still no visible access to the man cave [downstairs area] or main house upstairs.  My niece even had a pest control expert out and even he could not find where they were getting in.... but, as I type this, I think I may have discovered the method of access.

Yeah, so what happens is this!  The mouse/mice are scurrying around outside when a bird or birds grab it/them and soar upwards and drop them/it on the roof - which may be merely be accidental or a conspiracy between them, I'm not sure - where upon the mouse/mice get under the roof, into the wall cavities and into... er, no, that doesn't work, either... no access from within the wall cavities.

Oh well, the thread is entitled "Weirdos".

on Feb 11, 2013

starkers
has only 1.5cm gap between it and the floor.

That's more than enough...

on Feb 11, 2013

starkers
where upon the mouse/mice get under the roof, into the wall cavities

The little devils can crawl up the sides of houses too, at least brick.  Plicked one off about half way up the second floor on his way up once.

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