I made an impulse purchase at Wal-Mart, sticky glue pads to catch mice.
I just assumed that the critters would be caught and poisoned, but I was wrong.
Here is what it looked like, a cute baby mouse, terrified and exhausted:
This guy fed the mouse alive to outdoor birds!
The directions said to simply throw baby mouse in the trash, but I could not stay-up all night as the poor thing slowly died of dehydration.
So, the question became, how do we “execute” this child mouse in a humane way?
1 – Eaten Alive: The dogs wanted her badly, but we feared that we would be picking sticky mouse parts of their fur for a week.
2 – Drowning: Janet suggested dunking her in a bucket of water, but that was also deemed cruel.
3 – Execution by Firing squad: I donned my black hood and decided on a quick blast from a 12 gauge shotgun, vaporizing her brains instantly, so she would mnot know that hit her.
I did the shot, spot on, but we were surprised that there we so many mouse parts scattered across the lawn . . .
Evidently, Janet had loaded this 12 gauge with a bullet instead of pellet round!
Instead of blasting the mouse with tiny lead pellets I nuked her with what amounts to a giant 72 caliber bullet.