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post #51 of 237 Old 03-09-2013, 11:09 AM Thread Starter
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Mice will actually carry off food and hide it in places to eat later. Look in boots and shoes, closets, and old boxes.
Ok but not until hubby gets home!!! Do not want to find what ever it may be alone! I know that sounds funny but for some reason I just don't, lol. And I can handle a lot when I need to, but I just don't wannaaaaaaaaaaa!

I am thinking if its mice, behind the appliances will be the first place to look. Stove, fridge, freezer, washer and dryer. All places to hide. Just hope I do not find anything bigger than a mouse!!

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Had a co-worker who kept cat food in his bedroom for the cat. Woke up one night to find a racoon next to his bed eating the cat food. Had to start locking up the cat door at night to keep away this nocturnal visitor.

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post #53 of 237 Old 03-09-2013, 11:12 AM
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Ok but not until hubby gets home!!! Do not want to find what ever it may be alone! I know that sounds funny but for some reason I just don't, lol.
You big ole 'fraidy cat! LOL

I knew I had mice, although I never actually saw any. Once I got the rodentia under control, I started finding where they'd hidden food all around the house.
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When I lived in SE Washington up in the dryland wheat country, the mice are really bad. When I packed up to move I must of found 50 lbs of dog food and mouse poison stuffed in various things, the bottom of my dresser where I stored my summer clothes, boots I hadn't worn, closet corners, behind the washing machine...everywhere! LOL!

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^^^ I think we have gone through a large bag of food pretty quickly! This is BS! That stuff is not cheap!
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Can you buy some sort of a video recorder you could set up?
I opened our mud room door to go into the garage one night and there was a possum sitting on the top step - he ran off though, seemed more nervous of me than I was of him
Can you fit a walk in trap over the opening?
It could be a whole herd of mice (not sure what you call a group of mice) Your kitchen could be party central for the local mouse population - or rats!!!
Squirrels are another possibility, my dogs ignore them for some reason and my father in law woke up one night to find one sitting on his bed - it had come in through a small top window that was open a crack - they are really smart and very agile, can climb pretty much anywhere
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Yes, we can do all those things. I think we will buy traps (can always use them out here on the ranch anyway) and a stake out for tonight and go from there. I would rather catch what ever it is as opposed to keeping it out.

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Yes, we can do all those things. I think we will buy traps (can always use them out here on the ranch anyway) and a stake out for tonight and go from there. I would rather catch what ever it is as opposed to keeping it out.
So would I if its that bold, its just going to look for a new opportunity to get in now its found its own version 'Burger King' and all for free
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Can't believe no one said it yet.
It's OBVIOUSLY a poltergeist. Like Paranormal Activity.
You know that tickle you felt? *whispers* That wasn't your hubby....

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You and me baby we ain't nuthin' but mammals, so let's do it like they do on the Discovery Channel!
Thanks.
That is going to be stuck in my head ALL day now.

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