Don't you just love them?
My wife has a thing about humane mouse traps, she doesn't like the idea
of hurting them so guess who was out at 01:30 hrs on Christmas day
taking a mouse for a drive.
I don't know who was dafter me or the mouse for getting caught.
Idea for late Christmas present: Mouse Cage.
Empty trap into cage, beware frightened mice can jump quite well, make
sure trap exit is inside the cage, but not the whole trap so that you
can close the door quickly...
Deport at your leisure the next day. Put some hay or shredded paper so
the mouse can make itself a nest and feel safe under some cover. Odd
bits of food will help it survive the night as well, we bung in bits
of apple peeling, carrot or similar.
Bear in mind the releasing vermin on anothers property is an
offence... so unless you can release a couple of miles or more from
any habitation I wouldn't recomend it.
Dave. pam is missing e-mail
I understood thatr very little land is actually owned - we mostly own the
freehold, which is a different matter.
But I'm willing to be advised otherwise - with appropriate authority.
I obviously need more in my glass.
All land law is effectively by possession anyway.
However, owning a freehold is the highest form of possession you can have.
To all practical intents and purposes such possession has bee ownership
since the enclosure act of 1831.
I would not like it if someone drove out a nd let loose a load of mice on
my freehold, and should I find them doing it I would be able , using my
freehold/possession of said land ( with or without title deed registration)
bring a prosecution of same under the law. In the latter case of possession
without title I may need to establish my ownership under the current land
laws of 1881 and 2002 ( concerning possessory title) but that would not
prevent me pursuing the case in practical terms under the rodent acts.
In fact anyone can do so, as the offense is letting the vermin loose , it
does not require that the person reporting it own the land on which they are
let loose, just that said land is possession of some person and most land in
this country is - including country parks and national parks.
More than that, from an animal behaviourist point of view, I doubt the mice
will like it. Mice tend to stick to known and travelled routes within their
own territories, to move them any distance is itself inhumane since it
leaves them off their tracks and subject to all sorts of predation.
Much better to kill them quickly than catch them and make them die a slow
and stressed death by using so called "humane traps"
A colleague of mine tells the story of when his dad caught a mouse every
night in a humane trap, and released it on wasteland at the end of the
road. After a few days he got suspicious, and marked the back of one of
them with a magic marker. Sure enough they were catching the same one
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On Tue, 30 Dec 2003 21:31:38 -0000, Mary Fisher wrote:
This happened here and why we now deport them to a wooded fell top 4
miles away. Though I think it was a nick in one of it's ears that gave
it away, I did try to mark 'em but they are quick slippery customers
with sharp teeth.
Seems pretty bright to me, keeps coming back to the warmth and food
supply. I doubt the mouse comes straight in and to the trap, it'll
stop off for snacks and nibbles along the way. They make a *very* good
job of finding the tiniest crumb.
Dave. pam is missing e-mail
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