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.


  1. Troy says:

    Too funny, Mike!

    Love me some Monty Python.

    Take care,

    P.S. I’m a bit more cruel as I like the T Rex Mouse Trap:×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.