Okay, not really. But one of the drawbacks of living in the country is that come every fall, little critters want to move in. They see you all toasty and warm and with a pantry packed with goodies, and they think they should waltz over the threshold. This isn't the first fall that I've had a mouse move into one of our vehicles. Unfortunately. You'd think they wouldn't be able to get into cars. But mice are sneaky. I guess I'd rather have a mouse than a snake, or a tarantula.
This mouse snuck in when we were in West Virginia. Those WV mice are total opportunists. While we were unloading gear to our cabin, doors wide open in the minivan, the mouse saw his chance and took it. The next morning I found a pack of orange snack crackers open on the floor, scattered about. Paul doubted me when I said it was a mouse. But then I pointed out the droppings.
It took 3 different mouse traps. That's right THREE. This is one smart mouse folks. Don't let anyone tell you that WV mice are dumb. This mouse repeatedly stole snacks from the traps I set without getting hurt. It was a glue trap that got him in the end.
And so I spent my Friday afternoon thoroughly cleaning the minivan. And I found his stash. Just under the stroller. Little nesty down in the crevice. Can you spot it?
Ah, yes, a close up. Is that a french fry in there? Gag. Oh, and a spider man sticker too. Thank goodness for vacuum attachments, right? And look, a paper clip! I guess the mouse was setting up office.
Truly I hope the WV mouse was single. I hope he didn't bring his family on in when he made his move. But just in case, there's a couple of glue traps with poptarts baited along the corners of the minivan.
In the meantime....Paul found a roll of paper towels chewed up in his car. Guess he'll be setting some traps too.