I know I've posted the comings and goings of various critters in our house before, and I have another story for you. Some have met their doom in a not so kindly way, others, like grasshoppers, crickets and moths are well taken care of by our resident cat, and other, like this sweet little mouse, were captured and set free in our back yard. We told him he wasn't welcome back!!
I was preparing a crock pot of baked beans this morning (aren't I just so domestic) This was after my early morning foray to the Farmer's Market, where I picked up some locally grown fruits and veggies. While I was getting the ingredients together I noticed that my dog was having a fit in the dining room. Since we spotted a small garden snake in the girls closet yesterday (we couldn't corner him at all and he's disappeared until another time) I kind of thought that's what the dog was upset about. So I told my hubby and he got our high powered flashlight and started looking. It became obvious that the critter was behind our hutch, which would have to be moved away from the wall to be checked out. Low and behold, there, crouching under the hutch was this little mouse. My daring and dashing hubby decided that he should be captured live and let go outside.
When he tried to corner him the little munchkin ran a hundred yard dash lightning fast and ended up on the top of one of our dining room chairs. He eased himself across the rungs of the chair to perch on the top. He was so delighted to stay still and pose for a couple of pictures!
Here he is crossing the bar....
I came, I saw, I conquered...
After his wild flight and skill testing climb he decided to just rest for a few minutes to catch his breath...
Well, hubby went out to the garage and got his big heavy work gloves on and actually managed to catch the blighter and put him in a box for removal. At that point we told the children we had captured a mouse and they got to see him in the box.
We held the box open in our field and fast and lightening he was gone over a pile of bricks and away. The kids were afraid he was going to run back out of the bricks and backed up warily.
So how has your Saturday been so far? Gosh I wonder WHERE that little snake is???