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: