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We have an unwanted houseguest. We found signs of it in the dog food cupboard; gnaw marks on the dog food bag and little tiny droppings. Then we heard scratching and scampering in the kitchen. It wasn’t long before our little houseguest showed itself by running across the lounge room floor to hide behind the bookcases.
Caleb is doing his best impression of a mouser cat, but alas, he has failed to capture it. Therefore we need to take more drastic action. I refuse to let any rat or mouse posion in the house. I have dealt with too many dogs with rat bait poisioning to feel even remotely comfortable having it around, even if it was in a locked cupboard. Lela brought a mouse trap when we were out grocery shopping but it will need to be put somewhere where the dogs can not get to it. I have no illusion that our dogs are smart enough to avoid it. The trap will probably be hidden behind the fridge as Rory can open the dog food cupboard and we will just have to hope that the mouse goes there.
Still, I would like to know about humane, dog friendly ways to trap a mouse that don’t involve poisions or traps that dogs can get their noses or paws damaged by.