Thursday, February 23, 2012

BEST Mouse Trap EVER

Someone was talking about storing dog food or bird seed in buckets, or something like that, and reminded me of using a 5 gal bucket to store my bird seed.  Kept the lid on it til i got down to about 2 inches left.  Had it in my store room.  Went out there one day to get something and when i opened that door, heard this strange sound, and of course, i'm thinking RATTLESNAKE!  So,,very slowly, i go in and it's coming from that bucket.  hmmmm,,,Get close enough to look, and WOW, about 20 mice scrabbling around down in there.  llololol.  Now, what do i do?  Got 2 cats around somewhere.  So,, here i go, carrying that bucket calling those cats.  And here they come,,,BUT,,that bucket sound scares them to death.  hahahaha.  I finally get one to look in, and i have it leaning over a little, and she figures it out real quick.  MICE.  She grabs a few, as many as she can, and then i go to the other one.  He does the same thing,,but in the process of grabbing mice with all feet, mouth, etc, he lets 1 or 2 get away.  It's way out in the yard, so i just let it go.  The other one lets one get away, playing with it.  They finally finish those off, and i give them MORE.,  This takes a while to finish off all those mice, but we finally get it done.  I set the bucket back and next day,,,same thing. hahahaha,,, i open the door, hear the noise, and call one of the guys working on the house,,and he thinks i found a snake too, so he's kinda leary of looking.  lololol,,Then he couldn't believe it.   This time, there's about 15 in the bucket.  The cats know what i have now, so here they come when they hear it and see that bucket.  This went on for days, and i ended up catching about 50.  The last 2 were babies, and it was HARD to let the cats have em, but i did.  That bucket is still out there, and sometimes there is 1 or 2 dead ones in it.  Like i said, best mouse trap ever!  I single-handed, cleared out mice from this hill.  lololol.

Our river has been up a few feet, but it, nor the others, seem to help the lakes levels. Buchanan is still about 30 feet low, but that's from the fullest.  From normal, maybe 24 feet down.  Did read that the El Nina? would be leaving so we would have more of a normal,, (rare we get rain here).  But i've seen our river get on a huge rise in June.  Gosh, i think we got a hundred year rise a few years ago, in June.  I see bluebonnets everywhere so there will be lots of wild flowers this year.  We turn blue,, then red,,,then yellow.  Everywhere you can see, some years.  I WILL get pics.

Ok folks,,on to other things, but yall tc, and