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mouseorrat Thu 05-Dec-19 07:32:06

Mouse or rat? Found it in the garden, about the size of a hamster

BusterGonad Sun 08-Dec-19 01:07:27

If you have a very busy life op then don't buy humane traps that need your time and commitment, in fact I think you're better off not using them at all.

Lweji Sat 07-Dec-19 21:30:30

The OP first posted Thursday morning, she has since put the mouse/baby rat/vole/mole/shrew/capibara/hamster/degy/squirrel/gerbil/wombat/womble in the trash and it has vanished.

MyIncapableOne Sat 07-Dec-19 21:17:04

I wish I hadn’t clicked on this post sad

Serin Sat 07-Dec-19 21:09:40

Oh, just seen your post about the trap.sad
If mousy has got very cold in that he may still have a chance of life if he is just in torpor.
Warm him up very slowly in a shoe box in a cool room.

Serin Sat 07-Dec-19 21:06:58

I haven't read the full thread but I would say it is a wood mouse.
Make sure it is actually dead before you bury it OP as woodmice go into a torpor if they are cold and can look dead when they arent.
If you can bring him inside to let him warm up then do so.

mouseorrat Sat 07-Dec-19 18:25:50

That's your opinion, however everyone has a different one. Doesn't make anyone any better than anyone else.
Yeah I forgot, I have a busy life I checked it regularly when I first got it but forgot after six months due to busy family life and never seeing anything in it I forgot. I really don't care, I've learnt my lesson and your opinions don't matter to me

Dieu Sat 07-Dec-19 18:01:54

We get mice coming in a lot (New Town, Edinburgh) and they really are very small. Your photo makes it look too big to be a mouse, so I call rat!

BusterGonad Sat 07-Dec-19 16:47:03

Having the trap outside was ridiculous regardless.

CthulhusMum Sat 07-Dec-19 16:36:49

I’m thinking field vole

Chinainmyhand Sat 07-Dec-19 15:52:51

@Whengodwasarabbit I agree that the level of suffering by the poor animal was horrendous due to Op not checking the trap.
However humane traps are not humane. You can not dump a rodent away from its nest/ family and area and expect a happy ending. These rodents suffer greatly and often starve to death or are killed by other animals as they have no hiding places and no den. The quick kill traps are more humane if you have to use some.

CuriousaboutSamphire Sat 07-Dec-19 15:20:42

Oh dear!

OP... you should remember that you, as a human bean, are never, ever, ever allowed to put your own self afore any ickle critter! Naughty naughty

(And piss off with your Sail Away, sail away shite!. I've had
From Bissau to Palau, in the shade of Avalon
From Fiji to Tyree and the Isles of Ebony
wriggling through my brain all day!

I had to look the bloody words up cos ear worming la dee dum di wherever tra la lee was getting increasingly irriatating. THIRTY PLUS YEARS I TELLS YA!!!)

BusterGonad Sat 07-Dec-19 14:37:45

I have to agree and am sickened by the Ops actions. You use a humane trap but fail to check it and let the poor thing die. Sickening.

Whengodwasarabbit Sat 07-Dec-19 14:32:15

That trap you have used is a humane trap and does not harm the creature. It is intended so the animal can be released to a more suitable location. You have actually allowed a poor creature to die, trapped, no food/water or chance of escape! All because you forgot to check the traps you were using? Again disgraceful cruelty and negligence. Your actions are causing unnecessary suffering. Awful.

Piggywaspushed Sat 07-Dec-19 10:25:15

I like the sound of your vicar!

Mine is like a young and very happy Nimmo, yes. With a VERY loud voice. And sneeze.

mouseorrat Sat 07-Dec-19 09:07:40

And to the posters who wonder why I posted a picture of the poor thing, it would be a big deal if it was rats because one was found in my kitchen, and I have children/baby visitors nearly every day. Not only that but the damage they can cause would be costly and I'm not bloody made of money.

mouseorrat Sat 07-Dec-19 09:02:23

@poltergust me too! grin

mouseorrat Sat 07-Dec-19 09:01:08

@PissedOffAndConfused I set the box thing in the garden next to my house and forgot to check it so the 'animal' was stuck in there for god knows how long. I set the standard snappy mouse traps in the kitchen under units.

I know I should of checked the outside one but I totally forgot about it and never use the back door

DoesntLeftoverTurkeySoupDragOn Sat 07-Dec-19 08:23:31

Could it be Voledemort?

DingDongSchadenfreudeOnHigh Sat 07-Dec-19 08:21:21

And it did it again!

<gives up>

DingDongSchadenfreudeOnHigh Sat 07-Dec-19 08:20:22

"off" word - not off.

Even autocorrect doesn't like my language.

Wheredidigowrongggggg Sat 07-Dec-19 08:19:59

Tail too thin. But whatever it is, don’t panic. Rats are everywhere and larger Innocuous these days.

DingDongSchadenfreudeOnHigh Sat 07-Dec-19 08:19:50

We had one who used the "off" word in the pulpit. In the sermon.

( . . . and people are starving to death and it's fucking disgusting when WE can do something about it! And you know what else is fucking disgusting? That you are all more shocked that I have said "fucking", than you are about people starving to death." Or words to that effect.)

There aren't many sermons that stick in your mind for the best part of 20 years, but that one has.

Wheredidigowrongggggg Sat 07-Dec-19 08:19:08

That’s not a rat. Big mouse?

DingDongSchadenfreudeOnHigh Sat 07-Dec-19 08:16:44

Its your vicar Derek Nimmo Piggy?

Piggywaspushed Sat 07-Dec-19 06:46:45

dingdong my vicar definitely doesn't.! He has a very posh voice and has been heard to say 'golly gosh, darling, I do believe that's a small antelope'.

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