Posted 10-05-2002 at 14:48:54
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I place a row of plastic mouse traps every fall on my foundation wall near the edge.
A few days ago one caught a mouse and fell to the basement dirt floor. On the floor there is an
old 3in hole. The trap with mouse was dragged into the hole by something. When I pulled it out there was a mouse head on the inside of the trap but no body attached. I took a coat hanger and probed for the rest of the body in the hole but nothing was there. I check the traps every week so decomposition isn't the reason.
I placed one of my super sensitive Victory spring rat traps ( I modify them by taking out the rat food pallet and using a mouse one and filing down the trip wire) but the rat or whatever doesn't take the bait.
I don't think it's there during the night because I don't hear it in the floor cavity or in the house. Could be that there's still enough food out there (corn bins,grain I live in the country) to keep him here permanently.
Don't want to use a poison that will cause him to croak in the house. I had a mouse die on me between the floors and had a heck of a time getting at him.
Thanks for the help.