Monday, June 1, 2009

What is that noise....

Sometimes you just don't know what you might catch.....



We had a mouse that was helping itself to whatever it wanted in the pantry. He was living large. Lee wasn't too crazy about having another pet....since we live too far from the dude that is on tv that is the exterminator....so I figured I can catch him. I went to the local hardware store, I bought poison, the old mouse traps you put bait and this little cute glue strips. Well, I was thinking...what would make them walk on this glue strip...so I baited it with 2 small pieces of dog food. We decided against the poison, since we have the pets outside. I was successful in catching the little critters with the old timey mouse trap. I forgot about taking up the glue traps. We had left a couple of doors open over the weekend since we were in and out working and we had such pretty weather.
I walked into the kitchen and I heard some thrashing going on around this plastic grocery bag. After checking it out, I found this little bird stuck to the trap....poor thing. I called Lee and we put on gloves...notice how pretty her rosey flower gloves match my shirt....Lee's first thought was were is my camera...blog picture!! It took us a while to clean all the sticky glue on the little fellow, he wanted to peck us not realizing that we were friendly.
After getting him cleaned up we set him free. I do not figure he will come inside looking for food again. He lost some of his tail feathers so it will be easy for us to spot him. Ha. It did have a happy ending and gave us a memory to talk about years from now.

Honey, do you remember that time we caught that bird.........

3 comments:

Lee Laurie said...

Oh...I was so glad that we were able to save him. I couldn't believe that he had gotten stuck on there! I hope that he is doing okay. I'm sitting here putting a comment on your blog while you are asleep. I'm sorry that you are sick. I hope that it goes away soon!

blushing rose said...

Decon is the safest form of mice/rat remover if you haven't tried it. You can tuck it under things that your pets can't reach & they WILL find it.

Wow! That is adorable. Don't you feel good when things go right? in helping the helpless? So you were in a circumstance just like we were the other day ...

TY for sharing, Lee Laurie ... I have another happening from yesterday I will post in a couple days ... stay tuned.

TTFN ~ Marydon

A Stitch In Thyme said...

Our Home & Hearts go out to you and LL's families tonight Steve. God Bless and be with you at that time. Hugs from friends!