From $9.95



Syndication

Statistics

Users
Total: 31,750
Visited Last 30 days: 83
Forum Messages
Total: 20,859
Last 30 days: 12
Forum Evaluations
Total: 24,158
Last 30 days: 0
Journal Entries
Total: 5,331
Last 30 days: 0
Connections
Total: 15,212
Last 30 days: 2
Downloads
Total: 84,127

Journals

Name
The-Last-Rodeo Angel Fire, NM
25,458 Visits | 271 Posts | 435 Pix | 4 Videos
Tanglewood Colorado Springs, CO
115,981 Visits | 971 Posts | 2,515 Pix | 42 Videos
E2custom
179 Visits | 4 Posts | 10 Pix | 0 Videos
draingrepairsnj
218 Visits | 1 Posts | 1 Pix | 0 Videos
1860s-Texas-rehabnew... Boerne, TX
49,444 Visits | 44 Posts | 193 Pix | 0 Videos
medicareinsurance
260 Visits | 1 Posts | 1 Pix | 0 Videos
Whiteheads-Marsh-Dom
231 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
Tracispermits Patchogue, AL
251 Visits | 1 Posts | 1 Pix | 0 Videos
MesaBarnHouse Mesa, AZ
1,898 Visits | 34 Posts | 52 Pix | 0 Videos
Vintage-Oaks-Cabin New Braunfels, TX
633 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
Z-Oen Dayton, OH
398 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
washougalhome Washougal, WA
1,157 Visits | 22 Posts | 124 Pix | 0 Videos
MadeByMelissaPdByChr... Berea, KY
433 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
Geosynthetic-Systems
455 Visits | 1 Posts | 1 Pix | 0 Videos
vanphuccity Ho Chi Minh, AL
461 Visits | 2 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
MCKAY-ICF-BUILD Oconomowoc, WI
478 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
Car-Rentals-in-Udaip... Delhi, AL
488 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
Art-Camacho New Braunfels, TX
1,248 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
Quijada-project-Lake... Lake Havasu City, AZ
536 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
Port-Townsend-Build Sherman Oaks, CA
455 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
See all journals...

Current Top-Rated Posters

RatingPosts
Sally0.001

Hello to all... new to site, very impressed... The O-B Book was my best investment.
Paula in Melrose, Fl

Try one of our new Construction Bargain Strategies for free. Coupon code: CBS. One strategy could save you $1,000 or $10,000 or maybe $50,000 when you build or remodel.

Steven in Colorado Springs, CO's Journal Entries


Click here to create your own construction journal.

Posted by Steven in Colorado Springs, CO on 12/11/2015

Well now...I do feel bad about this, but only a little.


A while back I decided that the "normal" wooden mousetraps were a bit too easy to trigger, and so after hunting around a bit I discovered this beauty over on Amazon. I got it just the other day, baited it, and set it out.

Earlier this morning I was awakened at about 0300 by something falling somewhere out in the kitchen area. Snagging my flashlight I proceeded to investigate, to discover that a toy I had up on the fireplace mantle was now on the floor. As I looked around to see what the heck might have caused this, I noticed something quite distress -- mouse droppings all over the mantle!

I then discovered that all of the dog food was gone, a sure sign of critters gorging themselves. I checked the Havahart and it hadn't been hit, so I'm guessing that he had only just started eating and making a mess (on my mantle!) when he knocked off that toy and ran away.

I sighed and put more food in the bowl, figuring that it might help bait him out. I took a note to clean the mantle thoroughly in the morning, and went back to bed.

Around 0430 I was awakened by a dull snap and then some scrabbling. Snagging my flashlight yet again, I went to investigate and found that Bitey #4 had chosen to try for the bait in the Big Mouse Trap rather than the food in the Havahart. The scrabbling I heard was him thrashing around as he died (the trap broke his neck I'm sure). I just left him there until I had some good light in the morning.

In the morning I was able to properly look at this critter, and boy was he a monster! Over 7" long in the body and another 4" in the tail, making him a good 11" tip to stern! He had to weigh at least two, maybe three pounds -- he was about the same size as my ferrets. After I took some pictures I dumped him outside a ways from the house for the foxes.

I do wish he'd gone for the live trap rather than the mousetrap -- I honestly didn't think they'd try for that and am vaguely surprised it caught him at all. On the plus side he was easily the largest one I've captured to date, so I have vague hopes that he might be the last one.

We'll see of course. In the meantime, the trap remains baited and ready...

Steven in Colorado

Photos

Bitey #4. As you can see he ALMOST didn't get caught.


My Construction Website


Login to Reply




Login to comment...
Copyright 1997-2019 Consensus Group Inc.