Author Topic: Mice - WTF?  (Read 1788 times)

clarion

  • Tyke
Mice - WTF?
« on: October 03, 2008, 10:42:35 am »
OK, so I've got mice at home & now mice at work (it's a regular thing ::-) )

Mouse droppings in various rooms show where they are.

But this morning, as I was parking my bike, I saw something really quite alarming.

On the floor, a mottled grey strand, with red on one end.  Er...a tail?! :o :sick:  With no mouse?  What is going on (and no, we don't have any old fashioned traps round here)?  There was a white stain around the area, so it's entirely possible that this was a not very well animal after eating the bait, but even the Rentokil guy hadn't heard of tails coming off. 

With a bit of luck, he'll be in later, so I can get some sort of confirmation.

Oh dear oh dear.
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Julian

  • samoture
Re: Mice - WTF?
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2008, 10:44:39 am »
Is it possible that something (cat?) stood on its tail?  A mouse can manage to pull its own tail off to escape from a trap or cat.

andygates

  • Peroxide Viking
Re: Mice - WTF?
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2008, 10:48:47 am »
Cats often leave random bits.
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clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Mice - WTF?
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2008, 11:10:09 am »
If we've got a cat infestation at work, I'm giving up & going home ;D
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Re: Mice - WTF?
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2008, 11:10:22 am »
Ours likes to leave noses and what looks like the liver.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

andygates

  • Peroxide Viking
Re: Mice - WTF?
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2008, 11:35:28 am »
It was a head and heart for me.  Bless.
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border-rider

Re: Mice - WTF?
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2008, 12:47:08 pm »
We get little vole faces left.  He eats the rest and leaves the big green internal organ and the face.  Not the head, just the little bewhiskered face, staring up at you


Re: Mice - WTF?
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2008, 01:48:48 pm »
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Re: Mice - WTF?
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2008, 04:38:35 pm »
We get little vole faces left.  He eats the rest and leaves the big green internal organ and the face.  Not the head, just the little bewhiskered face, staring up at you



When I was younger we had a cat who did that, but face and front paws. Again, definitely the face, not the head.

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Mice - WTF?
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2008, 04:45:52 pm »
Just to be clear:

There.

Is.

No.

Cat.

On.

The.

Premises.
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Re: Mice - WTF?
« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2008, 04:52:29 pm »
Suspect your colleagues.

Don't accept a sandwich from any of them.
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clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Mice - WTF?
« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2008, 05:03:02 pm »
:sick: :sick: :sick:

Thank you for that.... :-\
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tiermat

  • According to Jane, I'm a Unisex SpaceAdmin
Re: Mice - WTF?
« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2008, 05:09:29 pm »
Maybe the mouse spontaneously combusted?
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Re: Mice - WTF?
« Reply #13 on: October 03, 2008, 10:03:56 pm »
There are mice wars going on in my office. The third and fifth floors are infested, and teams of mousehunters have been going in at the weekends to Do Something About It.

The problem seems to have lessened but the fourth floor is reporting a sudden influx of small rodents.

 ;D

Julian

  • samoture
Re: Mice - WTF?
« Reply #14 on: October 03, 2008, 10:13:24 pm »
Was this inside?  When you said 'parking the bike' I assumed you had to tie yours to the railings like I do...

Re: Mice - WTF?
« Reply #15 on: October 03, 2008, 11:06:02 pm »
Ours likes to leave noses and what looks like the liver.

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clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Mice - WTF?
« Reply #16 on: October 05, 2008, 10:55:13 am »
Was this inside?  When you said 'parking the bike' I assumed you had to tie yours to the railings like I do...

Leave my bike outside?  Are you mad! :o ;) ;D

I'm the boss - I take it up the narrow stairs & put it in the unused office. :)
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clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Mice - WTF?
« Reply #17 on: October 05, 2008, 10:57:05 am »
Meanwhile, I spotted a mouse slipping out of the breadbin last night >:(

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Cudzoziemiec

  • Waking up now, put the kettle on!
Re: Mice - WTF?
« Reply #18 on: October 05, 2008, 02:19:33 pm »
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clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Mice - WTF?
« Reply #19 on: October 06, 2008, 04:25:20 pm »
Eek - more mice over the weekend, pooing & weeing over peoples desks.

I say mice, but it could well be mouse.

And we have a dead one.  Freshly so.

Fingers crossed the problem is solved.
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