Living in the country you sometimes get to enjoy a little wildlife.
For the last few weeks, I have had a nocturnal visitor.
And tiring of the droppings on the kitchen floor, it was time to get a mousetrap.
But those $2 traps from the $2 shop are pretty useless and cannot catch anything.
A mate who has been staying with me borrowed a proper moustrap with a trapdoor.
Well, the cats belonging to the landlord living next door are pretty useless.
Anyway, after a day or so, we caught 'mousey mousey'.
So after keeping 'mousey mousey' for a couple of days, my mate freed 'mousey mousey' at another friends farm just west of Auckland.
But that night I heard another mouse, so the following night the trap was laid again.
'Mousey Mousey 2' was caught but somehow seemed to have freed himself by morning.
The following night 'Mousey Mousey 2' was caught again.
He does seem to like McDonalds cheeseburger.
Anyway, 'Mousey Mousey 2' has just been released, this time in the grounds of the Puka Park resort.
And just as two of the staff saw us, but they did not say anything!
I said my mate should have left the mouse in the bedroom of his flatmate in his Auckland house, whom he dislikes!
But there we go. 'Mousey Mousey 2' now lives by the sea and Number 1 is now a farm mouse.
Let's hope theres no Mousey Mousey 3.
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