Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Oh yea! It’s on now!!!

Big Al VS. The mouse.

Wednesday morning around 5:30am I’m in the kitchen making my sandwich for work when out of the corner of my eye, what do I see??? A mouse running across the floor to the dishwasher




(no not the wife.Ha-ha.) the dishwashing machine. It then squeezed into the crack between the washer and cabinet. This is not your regular mouse, this mouse and I have a history.

Let me explain…about a month ago, my son came running into our bedroom telling my wife and I that he saw a mouse in the kitchen. Later that day it was confirmed by the wife. So, off to Wal-Mart I went to buy some mouse traps. I returned, baited them with peanut butter and set four traps

around the kitchen. Woke up the next morning and found two traps sprung…
but no mouse…hmm. So I set them again, only to wake up to one trap sprung but this time the sprung trap had been moved all the way across the room. Hmmmm. So I set them again but left that day for an over night fishing trip, I left the girls in charge. When I got home around noon, I find one of the traps missing…so I assumed I got him and the girls dumped the mouse and trap somewhere, so I went and took a shower. When I got out of the shower, I was informed that the trap had caught the foot of the mouse and it had dragged the trap under the kitchen table. So I went and had a look…sure enough there he was sitting on the trap with his foot stuck. So being the kind man that I am(THE MOUSE KIND OF REMINDED ME OF MICKYMOUSE)




I took a broom and swept the live mouse and trap out the back door, letting the little mouse live to see another day.

This is where I made my mistake…I kind of felt like the godfather “don’t take this kindness as a sign of weakness little mouse”.

AND HE DID!!! THE LITTLE MONSTER!!!

So I feel like I have a few options when I get home this after noon

(1) Learn to live with the mouse (yea right that not going to happen)


(2) Go Rambo on it (hmmm sounds good but might make a big mess in the kitchen)
(3) Set the traps again (and hope for this result)


(4) Bring our cat, Lucky, in for the night (Na…I watched to many Tom & Jerry cartoons, that never works)
I think I’m going with (3) wish me luck!!
I'll keep everyone up to date with my progress.
Big Al

12 comments:

mq01 said...

was #3 rambo, oh, no, darn...
good luck. i know id be reaching for a blowtorch...

Lyn Hernandez said...

Funny. MW. Send speedy my way...Zona wants to have a private conversation up close.

Kitti said...

ha ha ha you will get him Al ! greets from ireland ..Kitti

Mr. Motorcycle said...

Good luck. Shoot me an e-mail if you want a tried and true mouse trap. A bit big, but will work for sure!

Kellye, Chad, Hayden, and Sebastian said...

I feel your pain on the mouse situation!!! We have a tiny infestation of our own...we're singlehandedly keeping the mouse trap business afloat with all the traps we're using. I think we killed about 6 last month alone. HATE THEM! With this heat though, I'm sure they're just trying to catch a break like the rest of us!

Lady Ridesalot said...

Eeeeeeek! I think NO house is big enough for me AND a mouse! Your ability to catch this creature is looking a little weak though. LOL!

Good luck, I can't wait to hear how it goes! ;)

Renee said...

ahhhhh.... too funny. Sounds like a smart little critter. He mocks you. Handle your business, Al; handle your business.

Sheila Mitchell said...

First the spider story, now the mouse? your killin me over here! I've had that situation, they're smarter than you think! Good luck!

springbaby said...

I had a mouse. ONCE! I came home from work to find him floating in the cat's bowl of water. The mere fact that the cat lives in this house is enough to keep the little buggers outside where they belong. I don't know why, though, because the cat won't even catch those big spiders..........eewww......

Am anxious to hear how this turns out. Good luck!

MeanDonnaJean said...

Wouldya believe my kids would actually feel sorry for the trapped critters and wanna keep 'em as pets? OMG, they'd put up such a damn fuss.....cry, sob, beg, plead...and they'd even wanna feed 'em bits o' bread while they were stuck on the traps! I'll tell ya what tho....them plastic alligator-type traps worked best for me. Just slap some peanut butter on them suckers and before ya knew it, BLAMMO!...the lil' beasts are goners.

GYMONR said...

Morning everyone…well my family lived in harmony with the little fellow for a couple of days, mainly because I kept forgetting to buy some traps. Well traps were bought and set with peanut butter last night (four traps total) woke up to find our little visitor is no more (I’ll spare you the photo) only trouble…one of the other traps had been sprung…Hmmmmm maybe we have more than one invader or maybe our mouse visitor just got lucky on the first one. I think I’ll leave them out one more night just to know for sure…
Big Al…Mouse Killer!!!

Fiddle Mike said...

Just been there with a rat. I had to go into town to get a trap, everyone sold out where I live. Someone suggested the heat was driving them in.

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