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    'Twas the night before...

    ...Christmas when all through the house,
    not a creature was stirring,
    not even a MOUSE <img src=/S/mice.gif border=0 alt=mice width=50 height=25>

    I cannot believe the coincidence, but YES we have discovered MICE in the log cabin!!!!

    We came back from a party tonight and we were aware of young Oliver, the family cat, was showing an unusual interest at the back of the dishwasher. Guessing something had gone a-rye we had a look behind said dishwasher and found mouse droppings!!!

    Mrs Jezza hates mouse traps and I am not allowed to purchase one and definitely not allowed to buy poisons or "inhumane" capturing devices, the cats are more than useless.

    Any ideas of any easy devised mouse capturing devices, I have limited time and would like something in place before Christmas Day...KTS ideas are obviously a preferred choice. HELP
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    Re: 'Twas the night before...

    Jezza,

    If you're good, Santa can bring you one of these. I have a similar version (slightly more expense) but it works quite well.

    Happy Holidays....remember build it and they shall come.
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    Re: 'Twas the night before...

    The only thing missing from the photo is the caption: "You must be joking!"

    Perhaps some "a-rye" bread needs to be put inside, or things may go awry?
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    Re: 'Twas the night before...

    Personally I prefer something like this to killing the wee beasties.

    (Bit late I know- Sorry!)
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    Re: 'Twas the night before...

    Personally I prefer something like this to killing the wee beasties.

    And then the next question is: in what area do you turn these "wee beasties" free? Or do you keep them for "wee pets"?


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    Re: 'Twas the night before...

    > Or do you keep them for "wee pets"?

    Or possibly for a wee spot of lunch?

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    Re: 'Twas the night before...

    Jerry.....I've a feeling this is going to be more up your alley.
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    Re: 'Twas the night before...

    Absolutely brilliant <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>

    However, I have had to be rather hasty in temporary repairs due to "assertive phrase repetition" from Mrs J about "getting it sorted" before tonight!!!!

    So some temporary repairs have been made and I think I have just found another use for duct tape <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

    It appears that mice have an ability to use saws now as they have cut a beautiful hole in the skirting board <img src=/S/nuts.gif border=0 alt=nuts width=15 height=15> Note carefully how they have been very thoughtful and left a little selection of breadcrumbs, potato chips, little bits of pasta and a little puddle of dried pee just by the entrance.

    <IMG SRC=http://www.magicforest.co.uk/mouse/mousebefore.jpg width="50" height="50">
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    <IMG SRC=http://www.magicforest.co.uk/mouse/mouseafter.jpg width="50" height="50">
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    Hopefully this will work for a little while, just to get us through the next two days otherwise I may have to attach electric cables to the entrance and fry the little beggars.
    Jerry

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    Re: 'Twas the night before...

    What did you fill the hole with? I'd cut a piece of wood to fit before taping...even if it fits loosely, the mice will get through that tape in a New York minute.
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    Re: 'Twas the night before...

    <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

    Next stage, I am about to cut up a Coke can and use it as a plate........could attach a large battery to it then <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: 'Twas the night before...

    hmm..... <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>

    I wonder if there were a way to generate any sort of electricity using the mice against themself <img src=/S/wink.gif border=0 alt=wink width=15 height=15>
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    Re: 'Twas the night before...

    >and fry the little beggars.
    <font color=blue>An Australian woman, Ethel Cooper, who happened to be in Leipzig during the war, suspected that sausages contained rat. Her friend responded, “Oh I don’t mind rat… but I have a real horror of rat substitute!”</font color=blue>

    Many sources, amongst them "The Great War; An Imperial History" by John H Morrow Jr.
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