This morning, while in the bathroom squeezing the Charmin, I heard a small scratching sound.
I listened and heard it again. I opened the cupboard door that is right across from where I sat squeezing the Charmin and there was a little mouse, totally unaffected by my opening the door and letting light in and him and his peanut butter mouse trap.
He turned and looked at me like "What are YOU lookin' at?" and immediately went back to his peanut butter baited mouse trap...which by now I figured was a dud.
Since about the only thing I could do was make idle threats I closed the door and figured I'd deal with him in a moment.
By the time I was able to open the door again,he was gone and so was the PN butter. The mouse traps just laid there like nothing had happened.
While I was in town today, I purchased Victor brand mousetraps. They seem to work better than the less expensive ones.
Dan and I have a working agreement; he baits and sets the traps and then when something IS caught, I dispose of it. Mouse traps and balloons make me nervous....ya never know when one of them will POP!
So, hopefully tonight, if the little critter comes back for 2nds, he will also get his just dessert.
You can tell fall is in the air when the critters start trying to come in!
- Cathy Clementz
- A long time ago, I was a child. (I started out as Cathy First from Colon, Mi.) For the past several years I’ve been an adult. A lot of things went on between those two stages of life; probably no more or no less than anyone elses. My husband and I moved to “da U .P” from southern Lower Michigan several years ago (yes we were trolls at one time). We owned and operated and operate Clementz’s Northcountry Campground and Cabins just north of Newberry, Michigan until May 2015. We have grown kids and grandkids (who all live downstate). My passion is life and all that Nature has to offer us and trying to photograph it in unique ways. Our intention in life is to see all that Nature has to offer us. We hope that you will be a part of our adventures as we cruise through our lives together. Come back often!