Home life

A visitor

I got home this afternoon, and walked into the livingroom only to spot a mouse in the fireplace. Apparently disturbed from its rodent activities it scurried away.

It peeked out a little while later and had a good look at me. As soon as I moved it did another runner.

As anybody would, I found a comfortable spot nearby and lay in wait… with a camera. (Well what on earth do I have a blog for if it’s not to document such momentous events as this?) It did pop out again once or twice, but as soon as the camera-flash went off, it disappeared and didn’t come back. Obviously camera-shy.

I don’t know if it’s the same rodent that was suspected of making various scrabbling and scratching noises in my ceiling recently. Maybe a descendant or a cousin?

And, given I was home earlier than usual, how long has it been exploring the house in my absence?

By Daniel Bowen

Transport blogger / campaigner and spokesperson for the Public Transport Users Association / professional geek.
Bunurong land, Melbourne, Australia.
Opinions on this blog are all mine.

6 replies on “A visitor”

Hi Daniel, lovin’ cohabitation with you but can you juice up the available snacks. An open pkt of doritos in the pantry and fruit left on the bench should do it. regards Da Mouse

If you see 1 mouse, you will have MANY more in the house that you have not seen yet. They are a health hazard and very difficult to get rid of (I am speaking from experience!)!!

Plug up the mouse hole with Steel Wool (it’s used for scrubbing pots and pans that are very dirty and is cheap). Every hole you find must be plugged up so the little #$%#% can’t get in the house. They eat almost anything (the couch, chair, food in the cupboard, candles, etc).

(Maybe you have a friend with a mouser [a cat that will kill mice] who would like to bring their cat over for a visit??)

Take care

j :)

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