Tuesday, 12 July 2011
Deepest Joy! It works!
The humane mousetrap that I wrote off as a mouse feeder or box for keeping real mousetraps in, worked last night . On checking it first thing this morning, I saw a little pinky-brown tail sticking out from under the left hand flap entrance.
He or she was bright-eyed and well fed and leapt out of the box to scurry into the long grass as soon as I opened it in the far Wildwood corner of our garden.
The capture is proof that woodmice read this blog as the conventional snaptraps I left out had not been even nibbled for nearly a week now.
Having rinsed out the trap in dilute Jeyes Fluid disinfectant, when dry and aired, I shall reset it with all the cunning of a carp angler (almost a much cunning as a carp) and hope to repeat the translocation success tomorrow.
Update: Another fieldmouse indeed took advantage of the free meal and subsequent awayday.