I have a cat(holic yet) who loves to play with mice. holds them between his
paws and when his brother was alive they would pass the mouse back and
forth. Till mom rescued the poor mouse (that they had brought in from
outside) and sent it out to the field. So not all cats will kill the mice
(except for the catnip filled ones). :-)
I have proof (sort of), that a well fed cat wont eat mice. I have
barn cats, but also have a house cat who never goes outside. When it
is real hot, rather than run the AC for the cat, I put the cat in my
hayshed, which is shaded by trees and well vented.
A few days ago I went in there to feed the cat and found a totally
untouched dead mouse on the floor. I could tell the cat got it from
the way it was killed, but she never ate any of it. She has cat food
all the time. I took the mouse outside and in a few seconds all the
barn cats were hissing and fighting over it, and it was devoured in
minutes. I do feed the barn cats too, but dont keep a full bowl or
else the coons eat it.
YOU DON'T !!!!!!
I wish there was a way. Hell, I went in the garage and opened my
toolbox the other day, rached into the drawer where the sockets are,
and a mouse ran across my hand. I will have to be honest and say I
let out a scream that must have woken the neighbors, and they live a
mile away. Worse yet, I have about 20 cats on this farm. I get mice
in the house too, and I have sealed every hole I can find.
Mice are some of the most obnoxious useless critters on earth.
I did put some poison in the garage now, and where the cats cant get
to it. Yes, cats will eat it, and they will die. I had several cats
eat it once. I had to give them shots, and they were very sick. They
did survive due to the shots.
If you find a way to get rid of them permantly, let us all know.
PS. Keeping tall grass down, around buildings does help a little.
Finite Guy ( email@example.com) writes:
We had mice in our cottage one year. I set mousetraps (they like peanut
butter) and I also found and sealed the hole where they were getting in.
(In my case it was near the plumbing.) I haven't seen a mouse since.
I have to say I didn't like killing the litle guys. When you trap them,
their necks bend in such a way that their beady little eyes seem to be
looking up at you sadly. Knowing what I know now -- that sealing the hole
is the key -- I would have tried to trap them humanely and send them back
into the fields.
"For it is only of the new one grows tired. Of the old one never tires."
-- Kierkegaard, _Repetition_
James Owens, Ottawa, Canada
I hate the bastards. I have caught a few with the sticky pads and left them
on the trash can outside to fry. I want all his buddies to hear him scream
for mercy. It's pretty funny watching a mouse with his head stuck and his
back legs jumping all over.
On 31 Aug 2004 13:02:36 GMT, snipped-for-privacy@FreeNet.Carleton.CA (James Owens)
When their beady little eyes are looking at you, just take your boot
heel and smash them into the floor. They wont be looking at you after
that.... Of course you will be cleaning up a nasty mess and too busy
to care about where the mouse is looking.
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