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Mission accomplished and then some
« on: March 15, 2008, 04:16:18 PM »

Electric fence is up and working. The dogs tested it and have learned. Doesn't hit them right away, only when they really press on the wire, enough to get through their coat.

While at home depot, Darla decided she wanted a shed too. Now here is where the fun comes in. Once we get it home (a Rubbermade model) and open one of the boxes we find that an animal had taken nest inside the box. Of course Darla is all worried about it. I start taking the pieces out of the box and lo and behold there is a mouse. Well he stays in the box for awhile as we put together the shed. At one point he gets out and runs to the fence and hides between the fence and some paver stones stacked there. So at this point Darla leaves to get our son from baseball practice.

Now the fear is will he get into the garage. So once I see the little vermin I grab the first thing I can think of, Round Up sprayer. I start spraying him and he starts to run across the driveway. I am chasing him with this sprayer and he darts under the car. Where does he head? To the garage. At this point I am thinking to myself I must look like a complete fool but I must protect my house from the invasion. So I do what any brave homeowner would do.

I run to the front of the car and when he comes out I spray him again. He run up to the garage and I am doing my best to spray him and block him at the same time. I finally get him stunned and am able to pick him up with a shovel and take him to the field in the back. I gently lay him down into the field. He is just sitting there and I can tell he is traumatized. I look at him and start to feel pity. What have I done to this poor little mouse? Then I remember all the mouse piss that is all over half the panels in my brand new shed, the look on Darla's face when I told her that this little mouse was still alive in the box, and how this little mouse made me look like a fool chasing it with Round Up spray. So I hit him once with the shovel and put him out of his and my misery.

My father and I complete the shed, load up the shed, fix some holes in the fence, and take the nasty box with rat piss and *feces* in it away.I am missing a party at a friends house because this project took so long and I have to work tomorrow but I feel good knowing I completed more then what I set out to do. I do feel a little remorse for the life I took...... who am I kidding, no I don't.
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Re: Mission accomplished and then some
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2008, 04:33:18 PM »

Could have been worse.  I thought the story was going to end up with the mouse escaping to your attic and cranking out lots of mouslings.
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Re: Mission accomplished and then some
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2008, 04:39:28 PM »

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At this point I am thinking to myself I must look like a complete fool

is this the mission accomplished part? Scratches Head
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« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2008, 04:43:48 PM »

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At this point I am thinking to myself I must look like a complete fool

is this the mission accomplished part? Scratches Head
Looking like a fool is SOP.
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Re: Mission accomplished and then some
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2008, 05:06:41 PM »

Get a cat.

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Re: Mission accomplished and then some
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2008, 05:18:57 PM »

<----Get a Jack Grin
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Re: Mission accomplished and then some
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2008, 05:35:58 PM »

what is wrong with you  Shocked, this is a textbook multi-million $ lawsuit  Cool.  you've potentially been exposed to hantavirus by the negligence of home depot.  Red Card

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Re: Mission accomplished and then some
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2008, 06:10:47 PM »

Could have been worse.  I thought the story was going to end up with the mouse escaping to your attic and cranking out lots of mouslings.


I thought the story was going to end with the mouse, cornered, admitting that he was actually a small tuff of chickweed cleverly disguised as a mouse, congratulating Spanky as a worthy opponent, for seeing through his little charade, and grabbing the RoundUp rather than a spray can of warfarin.
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« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2008, 06:29:11 PM »

Well done Spanky. Grin Grin

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Re: Mission accomplished and then some
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2008, 08:46:42 PM »

Um.... It's a shed.  Sheds are outside.  That wasn't the only mouse on this earth; there are many, many more.  Mice like shelter, and they manage to find ways to get into those structures.  You might still end up with mice getting into your new shed anyway. Cheesy

A little mouse trap with some peanut butter and sunflower seeds would have worked much better. Grin
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« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2008, 09:35:08 PM »

No invisible fence??  Sounds dangerous.

As for the mouse...

I still recall my neighbors pulling an old couch out of their garage that had mice nested in its cushions.  They invited all the neighbors pets over... for what ended up looking like an episode of Running Man  Cheesy

They threw open the cushion, and.... our cat, aptly named Tiger, quickly nabbed one and ran off to 'play' with it, as did someone else's cat.  Their dog however, was a wrecking crew - he would jump on a mouse, run and jump on another, then another... he was having a blast.  Me and my brother just laughed watching this whole thing play out.  Ahhhhhhhh, my childhood was really quite fun  Cool



(um, wait - was I supposed to feel quit or remorse?  Watching you )

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« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2008, 03:19:35 AM »

No invisible fence??  Sounds dangerous.

It's not. It hurts a little when you touch it but nothing that would cause any harm. Kind of like getting those electrodes that Physical Therapists use to work muscles only instead of a gradual increase, it's on full blast.

Besides once the dogs have learned we can actually unplug the fence.
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Re: Mission accomplished and then some
« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2008, 09:39:36 AM »

No invisible fence??  Sounds dangerous.

It's not. It hurts a little when you touch it but nothing that would cause any harm. Kind of like getting those electrodes that Physical Therapists use to work muscles only instead of a gradual increase, it's on full blast.

Besides once the dogs have learned we can actually unplug the fence.

Ahem. Even a 9V source can kill. Interestingly, it was US Navy sailor that proved this.

http://www.darwinawards.c...darwin/darwin1999-50.html
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« Reply #14 on: March 16, 2008, 10:52:11 AM »

No invisible fence??  Sounds dangerous.

It's not. It hurts a little when you touch it but nothing that would cause any harm. Kind of like getting those electrodes that Physical Therapists use to work muscles only instead of a gradual increase, it's on full blast.

Besides once the dogs have learned we can actually unplug the fence.

Ahem. Even a 9V source can kill. Interestingly, it was US Navy sailor that proved this.

http://www.darwinawards.c...darwin/darwin1999-50.html
It's not voltage that kills, it's amperage. <50mA will not kill a person. Yes 9v will and yet 50,000v tazer guns will not. The system is designed to give you (or more specifically the animal) a mild sensation like what you get from a Physical Therapist. Does it hurt, yes. Is it deadly, no.

I could have gone with the underground wire but my dogs would have removed the collars, they do that.
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