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Man versus Mouse: Round 1

November 6, 2010

Rocky's adversary nibbles from multiple traps without getting caught

The NY Times reports regularly on illegal aliens crossing into the USA. However, there’s another insidious immigrant invasion underway: mice invaded Rocky’s basement! 

 The “cute” little rodents know better than to come upstairs where the cats will pounce. So they party in the basement and in the walls.

Rocky set several mousetraps,  and discovered the bait disappeared within fifteen minutes. Multiple times.  Trophy Wife accused Rocky of being dumber than a mouse! His manliness challenged, he set up a nightcam video surveillance and caught the clever critters red-handed. He figures that if he can understand their “M.O.,” he can out-smart them.

Rocky will spend the evening watching “Caddyshack,” while he plans his next move.

By unanimous decision: Round One goes to the mouse.

[Disclosure: During a recent trip to London, Rocky and his family attended the longest running play in history: Agatha Christie’s  “The Mousetrap.” Rocky  hopes that his mousetrap doesn’t require sixty years.]

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  1. Paul Marino
    November 6, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    Hey Rocky-
    Not sure the bait you’re using but peanut butter on the trap has always done the job for me in NYC.

  2. November 6, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    There were 2 traps with peanut butter and 2 traps with cheese. The mouse licked off all of the peanut butter without springing the trap and didn’t touch the cheese.

  3. November 21, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    Yeah, crush ’em Rock!

  4. Chris
    November 25, 2010 at 12:52 am

    Rocky,
    I’m thinking that trapping is a not the way to win this war. You have to find out how they are gaining access to the house. If it is the basement then usually it’s a gap in the foundation around the furnace or hot water heater exhaust duct or some other thoroughfare throught the concrete. These can easily be filled with high expansion polyurethane foam (Great Stuff).
    Good Luck,
    Chris

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