Please come share in my guilt...

I feel just awful. *sigh*

I came home today from the bus stop and saw a mouse scurry across our garage floor. With a heavy sigh I set out the glue traps I'd bought when we found a mouse hole. Now granted I was going to be all strong about this, put out the trap, catch the mouse dispose of mouse go on with my life.

So I go back down later this morning to run errands and the poor bugger is in the trap. I was like, oh good I'm all done with this now. So I grab a grocery bag from the bag of grocery bags I keep in the garage, and go to pick him up.

And HE'S STILL ALIVE!

OMG he stuggled and squeaked and made it very difficult to not cry as I put him in the plastic bag and took him out to the dumpster.

I cleaned my hands, wiped away my tears and asked God to forgive me for killing the mouse.

Man I just can't seem to get over the whole I trapped and killed a mouse thing. It's giving me the creepy-crawlies something awful.

Thanks for sharing my guilt.

ROzbeans 17 years ago
Well...it is a mouse and they can carry diseases and just be all gross and stuff. It's not like flushing him will send him to a cute little city in the sewars and he was clearly not Mickey Mouse. /hug Still yeah, that would've bugged me too.
Den 17 years ago
yea...how can you see anything in pain and not feel something. but you did what you had to, to protect your kids...they do bite after all - mice not kids...well...oh nm, you know what I mean :P

We use poison...that way they're always dead when we find them, but then we have no kids or pets to worry about.
Sarah 17 years ago
Thanks guys. *hugs*


Our complex doesn't allow poisons or snap traps. So I was stuck with a glue trap.
Sarah 17 years ago
Ooh sorry about the pun, that was completely unintentional
Bendir 17 years ago
When my neighbor went out of town I had to feed the pet snake. Off to the local pet store I went to buy a live mouse.

The snake likes to eat live or freshly dead mice, but since it's a pet snake it's a real pussy and might be injured if the mouse were to bite it in a struggle.

So I have to *stun* the mouse. This means when i get back to the neighbor's house w/ the mouse still in a plastic bag, I wind up and smack that bag against the side of the kitchen counter. Apparently what's left of my soul held me back and the mouse still had quite a bit of fight after the first blow. I was more forceful with the second blow and the little guy stopped moving. I dumped him into the snake's cage to find him twitching slightly and gasping for breath. I think I broke his back up around the shoulders.

Snake circles, but doesn't like the twitching, so we both sit there and wait for the mouse to finally die. It would have been in the mouse's best interests if the snake made it a quick kill. But no, unfortunately it took nearly 10 minutes for that mouse to stop breathing. Then the snake carefully starts eating.

I enjoyed the experience and I would repeat if necessary.
Den 17 years ago
Ugh - that just makes me want to retch
Vebran 17 years ago
Bendir;71063
When my neighbor went out of town I had to feed the pet snake. Off to the local pet store I went to buy a live mouse.

The snake likes to eat live or freshly dead mice, but since it's a pet snake it's a real pussy and might be injured if the mouse were to bite it in a struggle.

So I have to *stun* the mouse. This means when i get back to the neighbor's house w/ the mouse still in a plastic bag, I wind up and smack that bag against the side of the kitchen counter. Apparently what's left of my soul held me back and the mouse still had quite a bit of fight after the first blow. I was more forceful with the second blow and the little guy stopped moving. I dumped him into the snake's cage to find him twitching slightly and gasping for breath. I think I broke his back up around the shoulders.

Snake circles, but doesn't like the twitching, so we both sit there and wait for the mouse to finally die. It would have been in the mouse's best interests if the snake made it a quick kill. But no, unfortunately it took nearly 10 minutes for that mouse to stop breathing. Then the snake carefully starts eating.

I enjoyed the experience and I would repeat if necessary.


Your friend needs a real snake. I suggest you take him out to the desert and trap him a rattlesnake or such. That way you won't have to morally conflict yourself when you feed him next time.
Calimaryn 17 years ago
**DISCLAIMIER: Cali is a hippy. I have done or will do the below advice personally. Please realize you have my sympathy and compassion!**

I am sorry you felt you had to do that hon. There are humane traps. Little cages that you can put food into for the mouse to crawl into that closes behind them. No death required. You can pick them up at Humane Societies and hardware type stores. Pick up said cage and transport to a far field, release mouse and go home. Sure the lil guy may become owl food, but thats nature.

When I lived in TN, the last place was an apartment complex. There were 8 units per building. Four up and four down. Now, I could hear the mice moving through the walls. When I found nibbled packages in my pantry, I moved everything into tupperware. All pasta, rice, flowers, mixes, flours, everything not in cans or jars. In fact, I used old glass jars for rice and grains. Even my catfood was in a huge container and closed. I fed the cats and picked up the bowl overnight. Once there was nothing for them to eat, they stopped coming to my area. I could still hear them in the walls, but they didnt come out (due to the cats) and they didnt leave poop or nibbled food around cus there was none of the later available. Its a pain but no worse than how my mom raised me due to ants.

Ok, earthy crunchy lesson over. Sorry!
Vex 17 years ago
ROzbeans;71054
Well...it is a mouse and they can carry diseases and just be all gross and stuff.


with this logic, it should be ok to kill humans and dump them in the trash
Onimi 17 years ago
LOL, nice vex that made me laugh
ROzbeans 17 years ago
Vex;71074
with this logic, it should be ok to kill humans and dump them in the trash


Yeah, it's called the south. /runs away
Vex 17 years ago
ROzbeans;71081
Yeah, it's called the south. /runs away




this happens way more in chicago, new york, and LA, than memphis, missy.
Mylec 17 years ago
Vebran;71068
Your friend needs a real snake. I suggest you take him out to the desert and trap him a rattlesnake or such. That way you won't have to morally conflict yourself when you feed him next time.



Indeed! I throw 4 unstunned fuzzies into Malakai's tank and its like a UFC match! Malakai is undefeated, never takes so much as a scratch to himself.
tamaelia 17 years ago
LOL, its ok Roz... I got it, even if Vex didn't. /giggle
Laney 17 years ago
Bendir;71063
When my neighbor went out of town I had to feed the pet snake. Off to the local pet store I went to buy a live mouse.

The snake likes to eat live or freshly dead mice, but since it's a pet snake it's a real pussy and might be injured if the mouse were to bite it in a struggle.

So I have to *stun* the mouse. This means when i get back to the neighbor's house w/ the mouse still in a plastic bag, I wind up and smack that bag against the side of the kitchen counter. Apparently what's left of my soul held me back and the mouse still had quite a bit of fight after the first blow. I was more forceful with the second blow and the little guy stopped moving. I dumped him into the snake's cage to find him twitching slightly and gasping for breath. I think I broke his back up around the shoulders.

Snake circles, but doesn't like the twitching, so we both sit there and wait for the mouse to finally die. It would have been in the mouse's best interests if the snake made it a quick kill. But no, unfortunately it took nearly 10 minutes for that mouse to stop breathing. Then the snake carefully starts eating.

I enjoyed the experience and I would repeat if necessary.


I seriously wish I hadn't read this post. If I had a soul, it would be hurting right about now.
barce 17 years ago
Try living on a ranch and shooting a cow in the head. Then we will talk about a morale dilema.. Or how about killing your own horse because they have a twisted gut and will starve to death eventually. I wouldnt get all worked up about a mouse.. they breed a lot and there will be more.
blazyn 17 years ago
plus they don't have souls. just like asians.
ROzbeans 17 years ago
blazyn;71222
plus they don't have souls. just like asians.


Blazyn you uncle fucker!