mjj (flemmings) wrote,
mjj
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Techno-fail

Those who follow me on Facebook know I've been coping with mice this week, or possibly just with mouse. I set my tip-trap at night and there's always a mouse in it shortly thereafter. Same trap I used, fruitlessly, in 2010. This, by the way, is what a tip trap looks like. You stick bait to the non-arachnid end, mouse goes in to eat it, trap tips with its weight and hinged jaw shuts.

I always found it very hard to get the mouse out of the trap, which I put down to trauma. It took until this morning for me to realize you have to prise off the square end, not just open up the jaws, because the mouse can't turn around in the trap to get out the way it came in. Of course, prising off the end puts you in immediate contact with a traumatized mouse, so I may just go on opening the jaws and shaking the critter out.
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