How would you react to this funny yet suprising event?

  • blueyedgrey20...

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    Apr 04, 2013 10:53 PM GMT
    So last night around 11:05 i got the suprise of a life time.
    I have shelves next to my bed. One is slightly below bed level and on that shelf sits a small whicker basket. Onthe other side of that basket two feet from my face was a bag of german hard candy my mom got me for easter. I had opened it 5 hours before. So about 10:58 i wake up to hear rustling coming from the bag. I close my eyes and boom again and again i hear it and this time it dont stop. I'm like what tha fuck!? grabbed the light remote turned on the lights and a fucking gray mouse climbs outta that bag two feet away it runs towards me i slam the basket on the ground and jump up yelling. So he dissappears from sight. I left that light on all night as i slept knowing if this lights on no mouse. So how would you have reacted to the mouse hahaha!?
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    Apr 04, 2013 11:15 PM GMT
    I once had that happen in my Army barracks room at night. As an unmarried Sergeant I had my own private room. I heard this rustling noise as I lay in bed, much as you describe. I turned on the light a few times and it would stop, then start again with the light off.

    But I began to suspect a brown paper bag on the floor, next to a wastepaper basket. I forget why I had that much garbage in my room, I think I may have brought back some take-out or snacks or something earlier.

    Finally I decided to pick up the bag, and a little mouse jumped out the bottom. I hadn't seen the hole he'd eaten through the paper. He likely had squeezed under my door from the hallway, which had a large gap along the bottom.

    He ran into the wall heater unit, where I couldn't get him. So I put on my pants, turned off the light, got onto the bed and waited. Sure enough he was tempted by the food scraps in the bag, and went back inside it. I snuck up in the dark and quickly crushed down the bag, but not too hard, trapping him.

    I took the bag outside to a nearby open field and shook him out. He ran away safely. My Great Mouse Hunt. LOL! icon_biggrin.gif
  • Webster666

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    Apr 04, 2013 11:22 PM GMT
    A few years ago, there was a mouse in my house.
    I bought a mouse trap, set it, and went to bed.
    Next morning: dead mouse.
  • Apparition

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    Apr 04, 2013 11:23 PM GMT
    last time the cat brought me her 5am snack and dropped it on my chest as she showed it to me (at least it wasnt a bat THAT time) I screamed like a girl, ran around naked with the garbage can, trapped it, put it in a glass jar and drew a nice picture of it.

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    Apr 04, 2013 11:33 PM GMT
    Sorry about the candy.

    Time to get a cat.
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    Apr 04, 2013 11:35 PM GMT
    Apparition saidlast time the cat brought me her 5am snack and dropped it on my chest as she showed it to me (at least it wasnt a bat THAT time) I screamed like a girl, ran around naked with the garbage can, trapped it, put it in a glass jar and drew a nice picture of it.

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  • jo2hotbod

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    Apr 04, 2013 11:36 PM GMT
    blueyedgrey2014 saidSo last night around 11:05 i got the suprise of a life time.
    I have shelves next to my bed. One is slightly below bed level and on that shelf sits a small whicker basket. Onthe other side of that basket two feet from my face was a bag of german hard candy my mom got me for easter. I had opened it 5 hours before. So about 10:58 i wake up to hear rustling coming from the bag. I close my eyes and boom again and again i hear it and this time it dont stop. I'm like what tha fuck!? grabbed the light remote turned on the lights and a fucking gray mouse climbs outta that bag two feet away it runs towards me i slam the basket on the ground and jump up yelling. So he dissappears from sight. I left that light on all night as i slept knowing if this lights on no mouse. So how would you have reacted to the mouse hahaha!?


    I would have squished it
  • AMoonHawk

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    Apr 05, 2013 12:30 AM GMT
    Webster666 saidA few years ago, there was a mouse in my house.
    I bought a mouse trap, set it, and went to bed.
    Next morning: dead mouse.

    ^^^ This!
  • blueyedgrey20...

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    Apr 06, 2013 9:26 PM GMT
    I mean ive got two big ass doberman's. Either they are lazy or can't detect it.
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    Apr 06, 2013 9:31 PM GMT
    GAY.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Apr 06, 2013 9:34 PM GMT
    I would have considered whether another pet might be in order...hahaha
    just kidding.

    I remember waking up after hearing some "scratching" on the other side of my bedroom some years ago at home. I flipped on the light and it was a huge (2 inches across) black spider... crawling up the wall. I could actually hear him on my wallpaper. That woke me up!

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    Apr 06, 2013 9:44 PM GMT
    blueyedgrey2014 saidSo last night around 11:05 i got the suprise of a life time.
    I have shelves next to my bed. One is slightly below bed level and on that shelf sits a small whicker basket. Onthe other side of that basket two feet from my face was a bag of german hard candy my mom got me for easter. I had opened it 5 hours before. So about 10:58 i wake up to hear rustling coming from the bag. I close my eyes and boom again and again i hear it and this time it dont stop. I'm like what tha fuck!? grabbed the light remote turned on the lights and a fucking gray mouse climbs outta that bag two feet away it runs towards me i slam the basket on the ground and jump up yelling. So he dissappears from sight. I left that light on all night as i slept knowing if this lights on no mouse. So how would you have reacted to the mouse hahaha!?


    Well anyone would have been startled by an odd noise. But you kind of reacted like a little girl with the jumping up and yelling.
    Throwing this "basket" could have hurt the mouse. icon_mad.gif

    Just go to the hardware store and get a couple Have-A-Heart traps. Bate them with peanutbutter. You will safely catch them in no time, causing them NO HARM! (I say 'them' because if there is one, there are more.) Once in the trap, take them to a remote field or park and release them. NOT OUT IN THE OPEN!!

    Since I've moved to this hillbilly land of SW VA., I've encountered mice twice. Has been 6 weeks and no mice.

    Tristan
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    Apr 06, 2013 10:04 PM GMT
    Ever since I joined RJ, I had no idea so many everyday events were actually gay!!!
  • Lucky350

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    Apr 06, 2013 10:43 PM GMT
    Okay buddy its late.... Where's the cheese?
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    Apr 07, 2013 2:21 AM GMT
    I found a wee mouse 'round my house.....put the sweet lil' grey orphan in a shoe box then ran out to to pet shop....bought him a killer "space station" usually reserved for gerbils and hamster.......he had a exercise wheel, a tube to explore in, lots of water, food and love........R,I.P. Mickey...glad you found me!
  • MikeW

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    Apr 07, 2013 2:29 AM GMT
    I had a similar experience but it wasn't a mouse, it was a snake that had escaped from a neighbor's apartment where it had been kept as a pet. I'm not snake friendly so it scared the living shit out of me. Fortunately I had a friend over who wasn't scared of them and he was able to capture it. We put it in an empty aquarium I had. I put a note out in the hallway, "Anyone missing a snake?" The neighbor showed up and said, "OH, did you find Princess?!" icon_eek.gif
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    Apr 07, 2013 2:31 AM GMT
    blueyedgrey2014 saidI mean ive got two big ass doberman's. Either they are lazy or can't detect it.


    We have a cat that's afraid of mice. Go figure!
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    Apr 07, 2013 6:38 AM GMT
    Call the exterminators ...???
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    Apr 07, 2013 6:53 AM GMT
    awwww a cute widdle mousey
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    Apr 07, 2013 7:13 AM GMT
    one time a mouse crawled across my mouth when i was sleeping. surprisingly i managed to get back to sleep
  • tuffguyndc

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    Apr 07, 2013 7:19 AM GMT
    ART_DECO saidI once had that happen in my Army barracks room at night. As an unmarried Sergeant I had my own private room. I heard this rustling noise as I lay in bed, much as you describe. I turned on the light a few times and it would stop, then start again with the light off.

    But I began to suspect a brown paper bag on the floor, next to a wastepaper basket. I forget why I had that much garbage in my room, I think I may have brought back some take-out or snacks or something earlier.

    Finally I decided to pick up the bag, and a little mouse jumped out the bottom. I hadn't seen the hole he'd eaten through the paper. He likely had squeezed under my door from the hallway, which had a large gap along the bottom.

    He ran into the wall heater unit, where I couldn't get him. So I put on my pants, turned off the light, got onto the bed and waited. Sure enough he was tempted by the food scraps in the bag, and went back inside it. I snuck up in the dark and quickly crushed down the bag, but not too hard, trapping him.

    I took the bag outside to a nearby open field and shook him out. He ran away safely. My Great Mouse Hunt. LOL! icon_biggrin.gif
    wow, look at you. what a great humanitarian you are
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    Apr 07, 2013 4:04 PM GMT
    Mice are totally harmless animals , no need to be scared about them ! icon_eek.gif
    Also don't use a trap to kill them , take a shoe box cut a half circle on one side , put cheese in it , the mouse will force her entry in to eat the cheese , but won't be able to exit . Carry the box outside and release the mouse in the wild , no need to kill the little fellow

    When i was growing up , we had 2 that was leaving in your house in Queensland . We considered them as our little pet-mates , they used to come around the table while we were eating , we dropped tiny pieces of bread and they would just eat it right there . Our Affens wouldn't even mind their presence as canines they really weren't interested in rodents .
    We enjoyed their company for a good 5 years . My Mum had hung 2 large ladles in one of the bottom kitchen cupboard , for them to sleep in , we have a photos of them relaxing in those , have to find it at my dad's and post it here . icon_smile.gif
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    Apr 07, 2013 4:12 PM GMT
    My house had a mouse...

    that is the one I owned before I moved for my current job. I set the glue mouse traps. That buggar was smart. It just moved the traps around. I finally set traditional traps. It took a while, but I finally got him.

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    Apr 07, 2013 4:18 PM GMT
    My partner and I heard a commotion in the kitchen one winter evening, then my youngest cat came into the living room with a still living mouse in his jaws.

    My partner took the mouse by the tail and threw it out into the snow. I later saw tracks that showed me the little ratlet lived.

    My cat Alfie was very proud of himself.


  • camfer

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    Apr 07, 2013 4:31 PM GMT
    neffa saidMice are totally harmless animals , no need to be scared about them ! icon_eek.gif



    In the west, deer mice carry hantavirus and spread it to humans. People die every year from hantavirus contracted from mice. The recommended procedure here is to trap them dead, spray them with dilute bleach solution, wear a respirator and gloves, and dispose of them in sealed plastic bags.

    The University of New Mexico studied the deer mouse population 6 miles from my farm and found that 60% were infected with hantavirus. My friend's mother was in an induced coma for 2 weeks to treat her hantavirus infection. The local feed store owner died after cleaning out her shed and contracting the virus.

    Rodents and their fleas are vectors for several viruses that kill people.