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To ask what to do with the live mouse I caught?

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Shambu Tue 12-Jun-18 09:09:46

Caught him in a humane trap with food.

If I put him at the end of the garden he will just come straight back.

But if I release him on the local common, he will not likely survive.


Shambu Tue 12-Jun-18 09:11:16


baxterboi Tue 12-Jun-18 09:12:13

Do you have a car?

I drove mine two miles from my house and released him!

baxterboi Tue 12-Jun-18 09:12:31

(in the woods)

Ifailed Tue 12-Jun-18 09:14:15

Leaving aside the obvious question about why you hadn't thought about this before setting the trap, apparently they can travel over a mile to return, so you'll need to release it some distance away - the bottom of the garden would be useless (unless you own a Scottish estate).

SoupDragon Tue 12-Jun-18 09:14:29

you Realise he has a family living under your kitchen cupboards right?

gamerchick Tue 12-Jun-18 09:15:00

Take it miles from the house, then it'll die a slow death.

Penance for using a so called humane trap that's really for our benefit.

Next time get some snap traps if you want to be kind.

Kotare Tue 12-Jun-18 09:16:35

Err, that is a very big looking mouse. Maybe I can't quite get the scale. But mouse poo is tiny......

SparklyMagpie Tue 12-Jun-18 09:17:10

He's a little chubster isn't he !!

I had mice not long ago but looks like they have moved on after trying to block entrance holes, I can assure you, he won't be the only one

I'd have to take it miles away but majority vote in future is snap traps

Jammycustard Tue 12-Jun-18 09:17:36

I was thinking that’s a big mouse.

Shambu Tue 12-Jun-18 09:19:03

He's chubby because he's been eating my food!

He's got very big ears and is rather sweet.

Shambu Tue 12-Jun-18 09:21:13

We could drive him to the local common, but I think he will die sad

Gottokondo Tue 12-Jun-18 09:22:10

Is it pregnant?

Shambu Tue 12-Jun-18 09:23:29

I hope not! shock

mrscloppity Tue 12-Jun-18 09:25:44

He's very cute!

Gottokondo Tue 12-Jun-18 09:25:59

Keep it as a pet? If you can't kill it and can't release it I don't know what else to do.

Call it Chubby Checkers grin

mrscloppity Tue 12-Jun-18 09:26:10

Sorry, not helpful!

Gottokondo Tue 12-Jun-18 09:26:27

Or Alphons Almondus

mrscloppity Tue 12-Jun-18 09:26:47

I second the keeping him!

Awwlookatmybabyspider Tue 12-Jun-18 09:27:14

It is so cute. If I found a mouse I'd want to keep it as a pet. Sorry not helpful

Awwlookatmybabyspider Tue 12-Jun-18 09:28:28

I'd call him/her Gus after the adorable chubby mouse in cinderellagrin

Pannalash Tue 12-Jun-18 09:29:03

Cute please don't kill it

Stompythedinosaur Tue 12-Jun-18 09:29:28

It's a wood mouse rather than a house mouse. I would release it a couple of miles from home.

Gottokondo Tue 12-Jun-18 09:29:41

Woooo free pet! gringringrin

Stompythedinosaur Tue 12-Jun-18 09:30:14

Keeping it captive would be cruel, though, I think. Never known a wild animal to adjust well to that.

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