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Re: 5 gallon bucket mouse trap?

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Posted by boy oh boy- on February 07, 2005 at 11:41:43 from (

In Reply to: 5 gallon bucket mouse trap? posted by CAH on February 07, 2005 at 11:23:06:

Your post gives me fond memory of my father and mice. He called their demise at his hand a 'Christian burial at sea.'

Here is how I remember the set up.

bucket -

paint stir stick.

chunk of cheese, or peanut butter.

large rubber band.

----- Set the paint stick across the top of the bucket, but not all the way across it. Suspend it near the middle of thestick with the rubber band. To do this you need to stretch the rubber band across the bucket's handle. Make sense? Well, I hope so, I've typed this 3X and it dont sound quite right yet..... grrr. Put the bait on the outer edge of the paint stick. When the mouse goes after the goodies he tips the balance on the stick and falls into the drink. He swims there until he is exhausted, then drowns. My dad used to flush them down the toilet until my Mom caught him one time!. Whew, that was a hoot. Dad ate crow for some time afterwards... hahaha

Thank you for mentioning it. Sure brought a smile to my face.


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