The Great Mouse HuntReturned home on Monday to find everyone in a tizzy about what seemed to be a rodent infestation. Everything had been tried (mouse traps, sprays etc.) and failed; so (as always) I was chosen to FIX IT!! Having just come back from my trip to Hisar, it seemed to be a bit of a let down to be designated the official "Mouse Hunter" - but no one was willing to enter the kitchen and I was hungry as hell! So I grudgingly got down to figuring out where the little buggers were holed up... A little bit of investigation revealed that the back side of the refrigerator was the most likely candidate.
So I dragged out the blasted machine, opened up the rear cover and started poking a mop handle into its dark innards. After much prodding a nice sized brown mouse jumped out from behind and was easily swatted, a little later his smaller brother met a similar fate. Once I'd satisfied myself that there weren't any more of them in there, I vacuumed the damn thing. The stuff that came out could have easily fed a Somali family for a year (OK OK lousy joke)! But really, those little fellas had a pretty decent sized cache in there. No wonder the mouse traps had failed, they were baited with crusty old rotis (unleavened bread made Indian style, for the uninitiated) and from a close examination of their hoard it seemed like they were living almost exclusively on salted biscuits - talk about a food fetish!
Anyway, I finally got my dinner, may their souls rest in peace! BTW anyone have an idea if those ultrasonic rodent repellents work as advertised? I'd rather not have to go through all this trouble again...
Loved your anecdote! It cracked me up:)
Tanita Sandhu - 19 01 05 - 11:16