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« on: January 09, 2018, 06:04:56 am »

Anybody heard of these things? I need one badly. My cats keep bringing field mice in and  leisurely torturing and killing them.

They brought one in the other night and brought it upstairs to bed for mummy. Poor thing was squeaking like hell but I couldn't catch it. I still haven't found it or its remains...
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« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2018, 07:13:57 am »

I got one on Ebay for about £10 IIRC.  Able to catch several at a time.  Baited with peanut butter, it caught the first mouse within hours, 5 in 2 days, now mouse-free.
Search ebay for Mouse Trap Humane Metal Live Catch 10 Mice.
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« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2018, 07:19:46 am »

Sounds just the job, Mr Angry.

I sometimes manage to save their lives before the cats maul them, but mainly they are brought in at night and it all happens downstairs while we are sleeping.

The last one I saved was such a brave little fellow: he sat on his back legs and started punching the air violently with his little fists at the approaching cat. I managed to grab him before Smarty got him and I put him outside. He did bite me a little but what else could I expect?
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« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2018, 08:52:12 am »

Anybody heard of these things? I need one badly. My cats keep bringing field mice in and  leisurely torturing and killing them.

They brought one in the other night and brought it upstairs to bed for mummy. Poor thing was squeaking like hell but I couldn't catch it. I still haven't found it or its remains...

Yes -- I had a couple some years ago.  Every day there was at least one mouse in each one. One day there were four in one of them. I used to release them at least 3 or 4 km away.

Since then I've had a pest expert in, and he's blocked all access. Never had any rodent problem for years.

There are several types. I had two of these:



Peanut butter for bait. I dare say Gamma / Hubo / Praxis / Fixet might have them. Or Bol.
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« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2018, 09:31:28 am »

That's the chap.
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« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2018, 10:25:58 am »

That's the chap.

I thought so. There are rat-sized models as well, but I never needed one, thank Bast.
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« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2018, 10:40:12 am »

Brilliant, I,m off to search these traps out. Thanks.
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« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2018, 10:59:24 am »

Brilliant, I,m off to search these traps out. Thanks.



(That's Mr Angry, by the way.)
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« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2018, 11:21:00 am »



(That's Mr Angry, by the way.)
My eyebrows are much more unruly than that.
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« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2018, 11:41:51 am »

My eyebrows are much more unruly than that.

 animated laugh As it happens, so are mine. They're silver, you know.
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« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2018, 12:04:12 pm »

 found this one for 9 euros.

https://www.macrovet.nl/supercat-levend-vangende-muizenval.html
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« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2018, 12:34:44 pm »


Great. Be sure to report back on effectiveness and results.
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« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2018, 03:26:15 am »

Team work is required to catch a mouse without a trap, but it can be done.  We used to just shut the cats out of the room and catch it by chasing it from its hiding place with a broom handle and tea towel, then either carry it in the towel across to the fields, or put it in a cardboard box.  Of course, you need to know which room the poor thing is in, but I suppose the same applies if you are using a trap.
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« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2018, 04:04:06 am »

Team work is required to catch a mouse without a trap, but it can be done.  We used to just shut the cats out of the room and catch it by chasing it from its hiding place with a broom handle and tea towel, then either carry it in the towel across to the fields, or put it in a cardboard box.  Of course, you need to know which room the poor thing is in, but I suppose the same applies if you are using a trap.

I know the serried ranks of GWDers can't wait to know, Lark -- what do you do with the cardboard box? Into the recycling?

Peanut butter seems to tempt them out no matter where they're lurking.
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« Reply #14 on: January 15, 2018, 09:23:33 am »

Usually one of or all three cats are present when a mouse is brought in. The mice get behind cupboards and can't be got hold of. Last time this happened, we had the mouse in the living room for days and finally managed to chase it into the (very small) hall, locking the cats in the living room and leaving the front door open for  a few hours. That worked great.

I now have a mouse trap installed in the living room, so let's hope it works next time and I have no more severed heads to clean up before breakfast.

With birds it's much worse, I once had my ceiling covered in blood splashes from a bird that escaped after being mauled.
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« Reply #15 on: January 16, 2018, 02:14:56 am »

I know the serried ranks of GWDers can't wait to know, Lark -- what do you do with the cardboard box? Into the recycling?

Peanut butter seems to tempt them out no matter where they're lurking.

I can't remember because we haven't had cats for several years now.  Once I had to catch about 12 voles (or was in shrews?); I can only think that one of the cats brought one in pregnant and it gave birth in the house, but they weren't new born.

Never tried peanut butter.
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