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« on: November 29, 2017, 06:58:48 PM »
Iam logging in a little woods that have houses on the road frontage of it. Every tree Ive cut has had a dozen or more mice running up and down the bark popping out of little holes. I cut a hollow hard maple for a land owner there and it was out in the middle of his back yard. The grass was maybe a inch long about like a golf course. I took my axe and pounded on it thinking a small owl might be in this hole but nothing . So I cut it down and when it hit the ground there was over a dozen mice running across the yard. Ive never seen so many mice any where Ive ever logged in my whole life. I told the guy I would lone him a few cats and in the back of my head I was thinking o boy by by kittys , but he passed on my offer  :D.

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Re: Mice
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2017, 07:18:17 PM »
last winter I cut a few birch that was hollow and the same thing mice every where it was fun chasing them with the saw and watching them fly 

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Re: Mice
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2017, 09:41:59 PM »
 :D :D
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Re: Mice
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2017, 07:38:49 AM »
Lots of mice add up to lots of snakes in my neck of the woods. >>>>8>
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Re: Mice
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2017, 08:53:32 AM »
Lots of mice add up to lots of snakes in my neck of the woods. >>>>8>

Wont hold a candle to the proliferation of snakes around a rice paddy down here.  Used to have to walk the paddy burns to check property isolated by the paddies, the grass would move in front of you with reptiles of various descriptions, snakes, frogs and lizards.
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Re: Mice
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2017, 10:20:02 AM »
A neighbor had a few cribs of old corn to shell one year that rats had moved into real bad, when he shelled it he put a little push mower out there and started it, first thing the rats did upon running out was look for cover and guess where they found it.

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Re: Mice
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2018, 01:47:51 PM »
A neighbor had a few cribs of old corn to shell one year that rats had moved into real bad, when he shelled it he put a little push mower out there and started it, first thing the rats did upon running out was look for cover and guess where they found it.

I've seen that happen with snakes several times when mowing. Usually mowing along a stone wall. It must look inviting under the mower.  :o
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Re: Mice
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2018, 08:24:19 PM »
This Winter I've been catching, on average, one mouse a week ever since the first snowfall!

This year it's only been deer mice, somehow they get into my basement!
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« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2018, 12:32:31 PM »
Chuck, much to my wife's dismay we get snakes in our basement, she'd rather have the mice but I told her that's why we don't have any mice  :D.  You can about imagine how well that little comment went over.  I've watched her bait hooks with nightcrawlers bigger than some of the snakes I've caught in the basement but she's scared to death of snakes.

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Re: Mice
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2018, 02:32:17 PM »
Mice here at home and at my adk camp have been a real problem this yr.
have probably caught 30 at camp, 30 to 35 in my shop and even 2 in the basement of the house.
Maybe i should import some snakes.
I am trying to tighten the house up.
chuck I too get mice on a weekly basis sometimes more than a couple.
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Re: Mice
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2018, 06:29:53 PM »
I have 10 out side cats and 2 in side cats ain't seen a mouse in a year or two  ;D
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« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2018, 06:34:44 PM »
I would rather cope with the mice thank you very much
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« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2018, 07:02:41 PM »
x1000 :)

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Re: Mice
« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2018, 07:32:58 PM »
I despised cats until my daughters forced me to have a couple around. (Who says no to cute daughters???) But then I discovered that if you go to the effort of having somewhat tame cats that you can keep their health good; they really aren't bad at all! I've even been seen petting a cat or even inviting one up for a scratch. An old dog learned something new.  :D

But we have cats, weasels, fox, and snakes taking care of mice.
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« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2018, 08:31:17 AM »
coxy and peter you are more than welcome  to come over here and deal with Nancy when she see's the mouse'

I would rather put up with a few cats than Nancy when she is mad  ;D
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Re: Mice
« Reply #15 on: January 23, 2018, 09:13:59 AM »
Wife woke me up in the middle of the night..There's a mouse under the dresser...Sure enough, not one but 2 firmly stuck to the sticky trap I keep under there. Them sticky traps are the cat's meow  ;D I keep a couple in the likely places. Not only gets mice, but all manner of bugs, spiders etc..
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« Reply #16 on: January 23, 2018, 12:01:47 PM »
Stickies also work for the snakes that try to come down our outside cellar way.
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« Reply #17 on: January 23, 2018, 03:34:52 PM »
When I saw cedar logs with rotten center cores, the mice will come running out while in the middle of a cut.

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Re: Mice
« Reply #18 on: January 23, 2018, 04:34:24 PM »
   Our vector control people put out sticky pads in the hootches in Afghanistan. Troops bringing candy and snacks in the rooms attracted mice all the time. One time a mouse got caught on a glue board and was squealing and attracted a 4' cobra which also got wrapped up in the glue and made for an exciting period for our vector guy. I suspect that was one of his more memorable experiences over there.
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Re: Mice
« Reply #19 on: January 23, 2018, 06:57:28 PM »
Holy cow
My wife took my cast iron pan out of the oven tonight and ther were mouse turds in it
woe is me
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