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Jun 18, 2021 - 6:08:47 AM
4191 posts since 12/6/2009

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what do you think? change your mind about mice?..........

Jun 18, 2021 - 6:31 AM
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57698 posts since 12/14/2005

It's not like mice are an endangered species.
Harsh fact: The universe doesn't give a deleted expletive about the survival of any specific individual.
It's up to us to choose to care about each other.

Jun 18, 2021 - 6:31:56 AM
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figmo59

USA

33810 posts since 3/5/2008

A guy I knew was one of the most amazing fellers..

Craig.. would sit at his work bench.....
Mice...would just come over n sit..right in front of him n watch....
One day....
There was an open cube freezer in his work place cafeteria...

A mouse...had fallin in....

It was panicked n frantic...

All Craig did...
Was take his pointer finger..n..stick it in that freezer..
The mouse.. leaped on to his finger... ran up his arm..N just sat there.. on his shoulder...lookin at him...
He then just put his finger on a table.. the mouses ran down his arm.. turned around sat down.. n.. just looked at him in the face...

Craig just lightly smiled n gently nodded his head..at the mouse..
N the little guy just calmly..went about his bidness....


I swear... they were talkin.... :0/

Jun 18, 2021 - 6:33:26 AM

figmo59

USA

33810 posts since 3/5/2008

N...Craig... was a ..hunter...

Jun 18, 2021 - 6:36:54 AM

figmo59

USA

33810 posts since 3/5/2008

quote:
Originally posted by mike gregory

It's not like mice are an endangered species.
Harsh fact: The universe doesn't give a deleted expletive about the survival of any specific individual.
It's up to us to choose to care about each other.


I...really do not like..killin annahthin...

But mice eat the wires n electronics..n get inta our pantry....

So...

They gotta....Go.......sleepy time....

Jun 18, 2021 - 7:32:26 AM
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Helix

USA

14221 posts since 8/30/2006

A mouse whisperer.

I believe something happens inside all hunters sooner or later.


Jun 18, 2021 - 8:38:50 AM
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Texasbanjo (Moderator)

USA

26071 posts since 8/3/2003

As long as mice stay outside, I won't bother them. If they come in the house..... they're history. I'll put out traps and poison and do my best to rid the house of all of them.

They are nasty, germ infested, disease ridden little rodents and I do NOT want them in my house.

Jun 18, 2021 - 9:24:58 AM

Brian T

Canada

18366 posts since 6/5/2008

I object to the fatal Hanata virus that mice carry. I object to their habits of marking their trails with pee and the odd little black nugget. We have Voles, too. They are really BIG mice with furry tails.

When I was a kid, we had a single mouse that came every evening into the summer house.
It got around the living room and into the kitchen, up on the counter. You could hear the spoon clank in Dad's bedtime snack cereal bowl of milky dregs. Got so we stood in the kitchen and watched. Visiting uncle decided it needed killing.

I still enjoy upland grouse hunting for the most magnificent wild chicken dinners on earth.
But there are many days now when I have shot a few, field-dressed a few and it's just noon.
Eat some lunchy things on the fly and look for more birds. Sit and watch them.

Ecology text books will tell you over and over again that predators normally do not kill more than maybe 10% of the prey. That explains largely why prey are not extinct. I can make grouse hunting look really easy and efficient because I'm really good at it. Nonhunters figure I have a great "reach" advantage with a shotgun. Wrong.

50+ years of grouse hunting: the birds I saw, the birds I shot at, the birds that I put on the table.
In all honesty, it isn't any better than the 10%. Gotta leave some for tomorrow!

Jun 18, 2021 - 9:47:28 AM

Owen

Canada

8984 posts since 6/5/2011

 
Originally posted by overhere

what do you think?            change your mind about mice?..........


It didn't change my mind about mice, but re. people it confirms my mom's teaching that "It takes all kinds... ."

It might be thread drift, but some of what I think is reflected here:   http://www.wildthingssanctuary.org/trapping--relocating-wildlife.html

Jun 18, 2021 - 9:50:04 AM
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banjo bill-e

Tuvalu

11272 posts since 2/22/2007
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Sherry, I'm the same with all critters, mice, spiders, snakes, whatever. In the wild, I'm in THEIR house, and act accordingly. But that stops at the property line!

Jun 18, 2021 - 10:10:42 AM

10349 posts since 8/22/2006

quote:
Originally posted by figmo59

A guy I knew was one of the most amazing fellers..

Craig.. would sit at his work bench.....
Mice...would just come over n sit..right in front of him n watch....
One day....
There was an open cube freezer in his work place cafeteria...

A mouse...had fallin in....

It was panicked n frantic...

All Craig did...
Was take his pointer finger..n..stick it in that freezer..
The mouse.. leaped on to his finger... ran up his arm..N just sat there.. on his shoulder...lookin at him...
He then just put his finger on a table.. the mouses ran down his arm.. turned around sat down.. n.. just looked at him in the face...

Craig just lightly smiled n gently nodded his head..at the mouse..
N the little guy just calmly..went about his bidness....


I swear... they were talkin.... :0/


Mouse whisperer...  

 

and then the otters were released back into the wild. As soon as they made it to the sea a killer whale was there to greet them. 
we all seen how that story ended. Boy I just poo pooed this feel good topic. 

Jun 18, 2021 - 11:08:10 AM

4191 posts since 12/6/2009

shoot em...hit em with a hammer....snap trap em.........but what ever you do....DO NOT USE POISON. a poisoned animal can and most times do seek water and will go to find it....if they get where cats, dogs, or other predators are...they can and often do transfer that poison and it could kill your pet Fido...or Felix or worse your neighbors pets. In fact they did ban some really strong poisons....hope they ban all for public use soon. not only that....poison eats their insides slowly and they die an agonizing death....some linger for days in ungodly pain....lets at least be humane.

Jun 18, 2021 - 3:15:22 PM
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Helix

USA

14221 posts since 8/30/2006

I know how to hunt, I’m a good shot

Since interment I’ve seen a whole bunch of wildlife re-emerging in urban backwaters

We don’t have them, we use the frequency emitters, they work for us.

Lots of bunnies this year


Jun 18, 2021 - 7:03:48 PM
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RonR

USA

1843 posts since 11/29/2012

My friend had a leaky beermiester in his mancave-garage. On Friday nights when we would get together, there was always a drunken mouse or two running around the place.

Jun 18, 2021 - 7:12:08 PM
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10349 posts since 8/22/2006

quote:
Originally posted by RonR

My friend had a leaky beermiester in his mancave-garage. On Friday nights when we would get together, there was always a drunken mouse or two running around the place.


Drunken Mouse great name for a band. 

Jun 18, 2021 - 10:38:28 PM
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Paul R

Canada

14708 posts since 1/28/2010

What a coinky-dink. I just disposed of a mouse tonight. He came into the room and I brought the cat in. I spied the mouse and put the cat down right in front of it. The cat didn't even see it, until it ran. Kitty searched for it - and found it in my cycling shoe. That was a handy means of carrying the mouse to flush it down. Brought the shoe back. Schlubby spent a small eternity searching both shoes for the mouse. I think she still thinks it's around. Cheap entertainment for one night.


 

Jun 19, 2021 - 10:50:26 AM

2692 posts since 2/10/2013

Mice are the primary food source for many creatures, large and small. They are way, way down the food chain. When I camped, we would hear wood mice scurrying around at night.
We kept foodstuffs in miceproof containers and did not worry about them. I think proper storage of foods can help minimize having a problem with mice. Mice don't enter dwellings seeking companionship. If eating material is available, human or pet, certain insects and small creatures will try to access it.

Some of our opinions about other creatures are not correct. Most serve useful purposes.
I try to form an opinion based on accurate research. We foolishly kill some creatures that prevent some of the problems we deal with. Mankind is trying to breed and reestablish populations of creatures they almost made extinct.

A banjo playing friend has a large harmless snake living outside his "man cave". He feels that is has prevented some problems.

Jun 19, 2021 - 12:06:08 PM

Brian T

Canada

18366 posts since 6/5/2008

I had a summer house. I was there only July and August. Had to learn to co-exist with the rodents. No possible way to keep them out. They made nests of toilet paper for the winters!

True enough, don't leave any possible food stuff out in the open. I bought a big galvanized steel garbage can. It sat in the kitchen, it was the ideal vermin-proof storage for flours, all pastas, even potato chips from day to day. Never had a break-in from the mice. I'd do it again in a minute.

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