Tina and the boys heard the “snap” again while they were eating breakfast this morning. They thought it was by the cat food again, but I didn’t think they could hear a trap in the garage from the dining room. I was right – it was under the stove where I had set two traps over the weekend. Not only was this one alive but it was squeaking up a storm!
I pulled out trap/mouse and put them in the middle of the kitchen floor. Eventually, both cats became interested enough to check it out. I cruelly shot some video with my digital camera while Ming had a look. I should warn you that these videos will be upsetting if you don’t like seeing mice in traps:
- At first, he doesn’t realize what I have, even though it’s squeaking.
- Then, he sniffs it like he might another cat.
- Realizing it’s a mouse he has a few pokes at it.
- Finally, he ignores it before poking it again. Notice the mouse biting back a bit.
I only let this go on for a couple of minutes before I dropped him in a salsa jar with baking soda and vinegar. It was all over in about 15 seconds. (Thanks for the great advice, Thane!)
Finally, here’s a few more from YouTube: