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Last night, doing more seeking for the zombie mouse smell in Sparkle's room, I picked up a Mr. Potato Head from the floor, and there was a living mouse inside, which bolted around the door and out of it, right into one of my cat's sights.  It darted into the Stuffed Animal Friends pile in the corner of my family room.

Both kitties alertly perked up near the pile, so I decided to assist.  I pulled off stuffed animals from around the bin, and then pulled the bin away quickly.

There was not one mouse in that heap of stuffed friends, but two.  The kitties divided as the mice bolted.  India got one, and carried it downstairs to the basement.  Fine.  (Must remember to check for corpses down there.)  Harley chased hers under the kitchen refrigerator.  The girls appear to be taking turns guarding the kitchen.  Dang it, she missed.  When I open and shut the fridge, I can hear a little scrabble, so I know it's still there.

This has not solved the smell in my daughter's room, dang it!

The Better MouseTrap under the kitchen sink caught one today, though.  Nice to have the smell of death actually go away when the body is properly disposed of, y'know?  

I *will* get to the source and eliminate it.  (Wow.  I sound like a villain from a television show.)

Date: 2011-12-09 09:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] maverick-weirdo.livejournal.com
Mr. Potato Head, master of disguise...

Date: 2011-12-09 11:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] judifilksign.livejournal.com
Oh! That caught me by surprise! I am laughing so hard!

Date: 2011-12-09 10:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fabricdragon.livejournal.com
we used to joke that the cats were hunting oven mice.. because they STARED at the oven

no joke, one day a mouse popped his head out of the top of the range and ran...
i shrieked out of startlement and told wayne.

later when we got the new over=n we got a sealed range top for JUST that reason, but mice still will get into the oven.. we found evidence.

Date: 2011-12-09 11:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] billroper.livejournal.com
Well, that or the Wicked Witch of the West. :)

Good luck!

Date: 2011-12-10 01:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] needlewomyn.livejournal.com
Oy. Gotta love the cold weather. Everything outside moves in.

Date: 2011-12-11 01:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pondside.livejournal.com
Cats go go go

What will probably solve your odor issue is getting the vents/ducts vacuumed out but it's not a free fix. I had my ducts done last year and wished I could just get some of the politicians to suck a bit harder...

I just got the bill for my hot tub fix. Problem -- mouse gnawed drain plug > drained hot tub > burned out circ motor

$748

Date: 2011-12-11 04:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] judifilksign.livejournal.com
So, I see you love your mice as much as I love mine; that is to say, not at all.

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