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Posted: 5/9/2004 9:34:28 AM EST
So I went down to make some 10mm MG ammo, and I found this little guy in a box of brass I had left out to be sorted.

I picked him up with a Nitrile glove I had laying around, that's what he's laying on in these pictures.


So I showed Teri, and she said I should try to save it. We've kept mice before, but they were white 'feeder' mice that someone gave us (had 3 generations over a few years). She read up on what's needed to take care of him and finally decided she didn't want to do the work to save him. (instructions found here)

He'll sit on my reloading bench with me until about 5, when I need to get ready to take my mother out for Mother's day.

I figure once I'm done, I'll put him back as close to where I found him as I can (in case his mother comes looking for him). Anyone else have any opinions? Yes, I realize he's spawn of a pest, but I do have a heart and will not intentionally kill a helpless animal.

Jonathan
Link Posted: 5/9/2004 9:51:29 AM EST
Do you have a cat? Problem solved....

Kevin
Link Posted: 5/9/2004 9:52:25 AM EST
Link Posted: 5/9/2004 10:00:52 AM EST
[Last Edit: 5/9/2004 10:01:43 AM EST by gus]
For cryin out loud - it's a friggin mouse! Just kill it and throw it away. If you can't handle that, take it outside, away from the house, and leave it there. Mice are more than just "pests".
Link Posted: 5/9/2004 10:03:44 AM EST
My local pet store sells those feed mice for $1 each.
Link Posted: 5/9/2004 10:10:53 AM EST
Flush it.
Link Posted: 5/9/2004 10:26:19 AM EST
Got a clay pigeon thrower?
Link Posted: 5/9/2004 10:30:28 AM EST
:\
Link Posted: 5/9/2004 10:37:23 AM EST
I used to work in a pet store, that looks more like a rat than a mouse. If you found it all by itself, then I suspect that the mother was moving her offspring and you startled her, causeing her to drop it. That or it has been ostrizied by the mother for some reason. Like any animal, mother rats(mice) don't leave their offspring unattended or alone.
Plus, now that you have handled it, the mother is not likely to take it back. Dont feel bad, She probably has 6-10 more to take care of.
Link Posted: 5/9/2004 10:39:15 AM EST
We call those "pinkies", feed it to your nearest snake.
Link Posted: 5/9/2004 12:22:20 PM EST
Tannerite
Link Posted: 5/9/2004 12:44:03 PM EST

Originally Posted By DsrtEgl50:
So I went down to make some 10mm MG ammo, and I found this little guy in a box of brass I had left out to be sorted.
vlsi1.engr.utk.edu/~turnmire/zo.jpg
I picked him up with a Nitrile glove I had laying around, that's what he's laying on in these pictures.
vlsi1.engr.utk.edu/~turnmire/zi.jpg

So I showed Teri, and she said I should try to save it. We've kept mice before, but they were white 'feeder' mice that someone gave us (had 3 generations over a few years). She read up on what's needed to take care of him and finally decided she didn't want to do the work to save him. (instructions found here)

He'll sit on my reloading bench with me until about 5, when I need to get ready to take my mother out for Mother's day.

I figure once I'm done, I'll put him back as close to where I found him as I can (in case his mother comes looking for him). Anyone else have any opinions? Yes, I realize he's spawn of a pest, but I do have a heart and will not intentionally kill a helpless animal.

Jonathan



Just throw it out the window Panzy
Link Posted: 5/9/2004 12:55:45 PM EST

Originally Posted By 50cal:
Got a clay pigeon thrower?


Launch
Link Posted: 5/9/2004 3:28:40 PM EST
If don't have a friendly neighborhood snake to feed it to, load it into a shotshell.
Link Posted: 5/9/2004 3:55:56 PM EST
Link Posted: 5/9/2004 9:46:57 PM EST
MMMM, Honta Virus

Digital
Link Posted: 5/9/2004 9:57:38 PM EST

Originally Posted By Glock31:
Tannerite



That's fucked up...

I like it.
Link Posted: 5/9/2004 10:08:54 PM EST

Originally Posted By CAPITALIST:
www.misplaced.net/stfu/thesolution.jpg

now all we need is a picture of a guy holding a hand over his mouth as in "shut up"
Link Posted: 5/9/2004 10:18:43 PM EST
To big for a mouse. Its a rat!

The only good rat is a dead rat except for my daughters rat.
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 2:20:10 AM EST

Originally Posted By atomicferret:
I used to work in a pet store, that looks more like a rat than a mouse. If you found it all by itself, then I suspect that the mother was moving her offspring and you startled her, causeing her to drop it. That or it has been ostrizied by the mother for some reason. Like any animal, mother rats(mice) don't leave their offspring unattended or alone.
Plus, now that you have handled it, the mother is not likely to take it back. Dont feel bad, She probably has 6-10 more to take care of.



It does look pretty big to be a mouse and the head looks longer than a mouse too.
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 2:24:14 AM EST
[Last Edit: 5/10/2004 2:25:25 AM EST by cyanide]

Originally Posted By CAPITALIST:

Originally Posted By DsrtEgl50:
So I went down to make some 10mm MG ammo, and I found this little guy in a box of brass I had left out to be sorted.
vlsi1.engr.utk.edu/~turnmire/zo.jpg
I picked him up with a Nitrile glove I had laying around, that's what he's laying on in these pictures.
vlsi1.engr.utk.edu/~turnmire/zi.jpg

So I showed Teri, and she said I should try to save it. We've kept mice before, but they were white 'feeder' mice that someone gave us (had 3 generations over a few years). She read up on what's needed to take care of him and finally decided she didn't want to do the work to save him. (instructions found here)

He'll sit on my reloading bench with me until about 5, when I need to get ready to take my mother out for Mother's day.

I figure once I'm done, I'll put him back as close to where I found him as I can (in case his mother comes looking for him). Anyone else have any opinions? Yes, I realize he's spawn of a pest, but I do have a heart and will not intentionally kill a helpless animal.

Jonathan



Just throw it out the window Panzy



Like the definition of it.

I am surprised he shoots targets ................. considering that the paper came from trees and all..
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 2:26:12 AM EST
Looks dried up and dead to me. Throw it out.
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