Friday, September 21, 2012

The Mouse Who Lived

Mice love us. Or, rather, they love my pantry.

Every year around this time, we get several mousey visitors, and through their fatal attraction to peanut butter, they're usually all dispatched to that great mouse nest in the sky within a few days of their arrival.

But this year, after claiming two victims, our trap has been silent as a... well, you know. We've got a peanut butter laden trap next to every place this mouse has left his signature, and each day we're amazed to see it still empty, surrounded by fresh... er... sign.

Last night I actually saw the mouse walk over to a trap, sniff the peanut butter from afar, and back away.

The little bugger doesn't like peanut butter!

Clearly we've had a tactical failure in underestimating our enemy; he's a true foodie. This, of course, means war, as I don't want to sacrifice my good cheese for the refined palate of the vermin's last meal. But if that's what it takes to reclaim the territory of my pantry in the name of humanity, then let the siege begin.

9 comments:

Scarlet said...

We caught several using pieces of cooked sausage!

Farmer's City Wife said...

A mouse with a savory tooth, eh? I hold my sausages pretty dear, too, but if that's the price for freedom... :).

Joe said...

This reminds me of the movie "Ratatoulie"
What a cute character and after watching that movie, one would not harm a rat ever.

Christine said...

My Dad used to use a little bit of cheese or bacon grease.

MaryLou/Texas said...

Put a drop of Hershey's chocolate syrup on it. Just like us, they can't resist.

Farmer's City Wife said...

I loved that movie, but the ick-factor of rodents in the kitchen hasn't diminished at all, for me :).

Farmer's City Wife said...

Another savory mouse, hm? I've chopped up my little cheese cubes, but I'm going to have to wait until my husband gets home tonight, 'cause I can't seem to load the traps without setting them off (nor do I really want to learn how, really).

Farmer's City Wife said...

I bet you're right. There's not a mouse alive who could withstand a chocolate covered treat!

kitchen towel bar said...

I loved that movie too

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