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Mouse 1 October 15, 2012

Posted by indigobunting in Uncategorized.

I buy my regular 40-pound bag of bird seed. The conversation turns, as it does often with everyone lately, to mice. What a year we’ve been having. They are everywhere. It’s because we had such a mild winter last year, Randy tells me. Didn’t kill enough of them. I admit I’m still live trapping, which I know is ridiculous. He tells me about Jawz, a trap that kills instantly, and you never have to touch the mouse.

He is ringing me up, but there’s a slight delay. I’m the first customer, in early, and he admits that he is doing a cash-register chore he should have done last night before closing, but he had to get to a board meeting. “What board are you on?” I ask. Second Chance, he says, which is an animal shelter. “But not for mice,” I say. He laughs. “But not for mice.”


1. bridgett - October 24, 2012

We have mice this year, the first full autumn and winter after our mouser died. The big fat tabby is trying his best…

2. Dona - November 13, 2012

We have mice every year — have not seen them this year however, except the one that got stuck in the grill of the air conditioner unit under where I fed the birds earlier in the year. His little decomposing carcass is quite sad. Also kinda funny.

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