r.i.p. mousey

This frosty morning I took a trap out to release last night’s catch. It was the 8th mouse of the campaign started on November 24. I opened the trap door but it didn’t jump out right away like most of the others had. So I shook the trap gently and discovered the mouse wasn’t moving. I left it in the sun just in case it was just dormant from chilling in the trap all night.

deceased mouse

I took a few minutes to observe its tiny perfection — a body not much bigger around than my thumb. What an amazing long tail!

I found my tea strainer on the floor this morning so this little guy or his companions had fun last night.

About Kathy

Perl, MySQL, CGI scripting, web design, graphics following careers as an analytical chemist and educator, then in IT as a database administrator (DBA), programmer, and server administrator.
Diagnosed with Mitochondrial Myopathy in 1997.

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