Mouse Trap!

There’s been a humane trap under our sink for years, and we never paid much attention to it until tonight when we heard a mouse rattling around in it. Our yard abuts a cornfield, so mice aren’t uncommon around here (though I don’t know where our worthless cat was when this one got into the house).

I don’t like killing the little guys myself (my family bred hamsters when I was a kid), so the rugrats and I took the trap across the street and into the middle of a soccer field to turn it loose. We opened the trap, the mouse jumped out, and we discovered four more little mouse corpses inside the trap.

Poor little dude! I imagine his experience was something like this:

About Mike Oliveri

Mike Oliveri is a writer, martial artist, cigar aficionado, motorcyclist, and family man, but not necessarily in that order. He is currently hard at work on the werewolf noir series The Pack for Evileye Books.

2 comments

  1. Troy says:

    Too funny, Mike!

    Love me some Monty Python.

    Take care,
    Troy

    P.S. I’m a bit more cruel as I like the T Rex Mouse Trap: http://www.domyownpestcontrol.com/images/OPENCLOSE-280×280.jpg

    • Mike says:

      We usually use the standard snap traps. As long as it’s set right and it kills ’em quick, I’m cool with that. I just hate having to smack ’em dead myself. This humane trap has been under there since we moved in.