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Motor Mouse
Mon 1-Nov-10
10:26 pm
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bobbyW
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A very large motorcycle roared into our base for some repair work, it had been ridden quite quickly for about 30 miles. 

As we looked over the machine something was seen to be moving at the lower frame area, close inspection saw this frightened little creature hanging on for all it was worth.
 
It took a while but after I took this photo, we finally managed to persuede it to take a leap for freedom where it dissappeared into the undergrowth, shaken, dirty but unharmed. I know it's just a mouse, but what a brave little thing, I wish it well.

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"I THINK MY GUARDIAN ANGEL DRINKS"

Mon 1-Nov-10
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Shereen
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Blimey. Poor, grubby little biker mouse.

Also, I don't have a lot of experience with wild mice (usually too busy pulling Mum off the ceiling), but that one looks like it's got domestic pet colouration. Unless there's an increase in gingers amongst English mice.

Mon 1-Nov-10
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I have a love/hate relationship with mice.

For a couple of winters I have had mice try to set up housekeeping in the engine compartment of my Subaru. My guess is that they were in the firewall somewhere, but they seem to love munching on air filters and oil filters as well. i_am_hungry

I opened the hood one day to find a stash of sunflower seeds on top of my battery. eeek("What is that funny smell...?")

They liked my work car as well, and would try and try again to set up a nest in my trunk, my glove box, and under one of the seats.  

I don't appreciate their efforts to over run my car, but you have to admire them, they are resourceful little survivors.

If you can't be a shining example, be a terrible warning!

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wave Aw wee soul.  I'm glad it survived.  ( That is not what I say when they are in my house monster )

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Tue 2-Nov-10
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Poor little thing, it looks very bedraggled.  I'm glad you managed to extricate it.

I'll try that again!

Tue 2-Nov-10
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Aw bless him!!!  What a tale to tell.  Poor thing needs a damn good bath!  Transport Smilies

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Poor little mouse. As long as they are not in my house, I will admire them. But, let them get in, and monster 

Michelle, have you tried anything from this site  that was posted here last winter?  whistle It has helped me, and I have pushed mint into holes in the airing cupboard floor this autumn. I will probably need to start using stronger measures again soon.

My parents' neighbors in LA kept ornamental chickens (probably illegally) and the spilled food attracted rats. When my father got home, they would crawl into the nice warm engine, and repay him by eating through the wiring. angry

Wed 3-Nov-10
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danast said:

wave Aw wee soul.  I'm glad it survived.  ( That is not what I say when they are in my house monster )


 

Quite agree Danuta. Hubby found the tell-tale signs in his tractor the other day and he was not happy with that eeek

Wed 3-Nov-10
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Was he wearing a helmet before the police get wind of it...as for mice in the house....I saw one little beauty scurrying from the kitchen to the outside when I'm assured by my builder that the only way in was via the new path that they have created for the central heating pipework....so fix it I said and nothing seen since.....I reckon it's got to be wearing rugger boots, sporting a red hard hat and holding a pneumatic drill to get into mine with all the concrete and interior terracotta that's been splashed around....big_laughbig_laugh

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Wed 3-Nov-10
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Great story and photo, Bob.

Thanks for the link to the peppermint treatment, Barbara. We must try that here. Even though the numbers have reduced, I still hear scurryings every morning when I come down to the kitchen.

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wave  My mouse population has disappeared since my new kitchen was put in .  Guess I know where they were getting in then.    whistle    ( Hope I haven't spoken too soon now winter is approaching )

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I suspect that the problem lies in having an older property.  My place was built in 1987 and the only evidence of mice that I have seen was a few years ago when DD and her Daddy cleared my garage of rubbish;  there were mouse dropping in a corner, but I think that they were field mice, so no big threat.

I'll try that again!

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