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Post by nuthatch » Tue Aug 05, 2014 7:58 am

The peanut butter in the jar has gone down a lot this past week or so but I think it is a mouse that's feasting on it as I see the tiny droppings in there every morning, which I remove.

I'd love to see mousey in there :D :mouse:
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Re: WILD MICE

Post by nuthatch » Thu Aug 21, 2014 7:46 am

:D I saw mousey in the peanut butter jar yesterday morning just as it was getting light :mouse:

I didn't know it was there as I take the jar out sort of side on, so as not to trample on the garden too much and there it was - a lovely sleek dark brown mouse with black beady eyes looking at me.

Just as I was about to put the jar back it jumped onto my hair and the side of my cardigan then disappeared :shrug: I was furious with myself for disturbing it and hoped it had had enough to eat.

I was seeing to the rest of the bird feeders. in and out of the house and garage a couple of times, went to the bins etc. came in and was washing the egg yolk dishes when I felt a very slight movement on my left shoulder inside my cardigan - funny - carried on - there it was again - mousey!

I went outside, grabbed the peanut butter jar, took my cardigan off and mousey scampered across the grass towards the dead leaves near where the jar goes. I could hear it moving about in them.

I don't know how I thought I was going to get it back in the jar :rolleyes: probably wasn't safe anyway as it was quite light by this time.

I had scraped the last of the butter forward like Willpar did so it's spread more near the opening.

No sign of mousey having been there this morning - hope he hasn't been completely traumatised :(

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Re: WILD MICE

Post by Placido » Thu Aug 21, 2014 11:11 am

That is brilliant, it really is. What an experience, Nuthatch :clap: . Once in a lifetime.
Off to buy a jar of p'nut butter ......... :dogrun: :bolt:

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Re: WILD MICE

Post by Jacksparrow » Thu Aug 21, 2014 7:57 pm

Just as well you managed to get Mousey outdoors again Nuthatch. They can be quite a trial if they get in the house. :)

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Re: WILD MICE

Post by nuthatch » Fri Aug 22, 2014 8:11 am

Gosh, yes - I never thought of that, Jacksparrow - I just assumed it was outside until I felt it - more between my shoulders, when I felt it move the second time.

I couldn't believe how long it had been there :laugh:

There were signs of a mouse having been in the jar again this morning :mouse:

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Re: MICE

Post by JooMoo » Mon Dec 08, 2014 10:02 pm

My mouse visited again last night. He's soooo teeny, can you spot him?
He looks smaller than the sturkling's mousey :D
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Re: MICE

Post by Placido » Mon Dec 08, 2014 11:13 pm

Little Shiny-Eyes :) :clap:

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Re: MICE

Post by Willpar » Tue Dec 09, 2014 10:22 am

Lovely joomoo. Not seen mine in a while now.

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Re: MICE

Post by nuthatch » Tue Dec 09, 2014 11:15 pm

:D :mouse: :goodvibes:

Mine still seem to be visiting the peanut butter jar feeder :)

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Re: MICE

Post by Willpar » Wed Dec 10, 2014 7:56 pm

That's good nuthatch. I put out a jar last week, not one taker yet.

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