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Effin' mouse ate my pineapple
« on: February 19, 2013, 04:23:58 PM »
One of my pineapples decided to give a really late fruit last year. I didn't think there much chance it would ripen over the dead of winter, but it was pretty warm this year and it did. A couple days ago I went out to pick it, and some effin' mouse chewed a hole in it. Since then, they have completely hollowed out the shell and you can see right through it. They had their fun, but I fear that the sword of Damocles will not hang much longer...
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Re: Effin' mouse ate my pineapple
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2013, 04:52:52 PM »
Sorry to hear that Craig but your post had me rolling on the floor!  :-D. Can't wait to hear about what you plan on doing about these little critters.

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Re: Effin' mouse ate my pineapple
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2013, 07:00:21 PM »
Sounds like you need a bucket trap sitting close by. Best mouse trap ever if you ask me! just need a plank, dowel, 5 gallon bucket and can with a piece of bacon. At a buddies cabin up north I set one up for him and caught 21 mice in 1 nite :-D

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Re: Effin' mouse ate my pineapple
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2013, 07:02:01 PM »
Sounds like you need a bucket trap sitting close by. Best mouse trap ever if you ask me! just need a plank, dowel, 5 gallon bucket and can with a piece of bacon. At a buddies cabin up north I set one up for him and caught 21 mice in 1 nite :-D

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Jon, I'm having a hard time picturing this.  Do you have a picture? 

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Re: Effin' mouse ate my pineapple
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2013, 07:06:18 PM »
Jon, I'm having a hard time picturing this.  Do you have a picture?  

Mouse can walk up the plank and jump into the bucket to get food, but there is no plank on the inside, so mouse stays in the bucket until you deal with him...
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Re: Effin' mouse ate my pineapple
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2013, 07:16:25 PM »
Where does the dowel go.....

Sounds like you got some of those ultra rare mouseasweettoothios types there Craig....best to nip that in the butt man!  ;D
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Re: Effin' mouse ate my pineapple
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2013, 07:19:33 PM »
Mouse can walk up the plank and jump into the bucket to get food, but there is no plank on the inside, so mouse stays in the bucket until you deal with him...

Ah I see it now!  Good thing b/c I would have fallen for this trap had I not read it here.    How to trap Pizza obsessives.  Big big bucket, plank, pizza at the bottom.  

Seriously though, where do you put the dowel?  And the can is turned upsided down with bacon under the can?  

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Re: Effin' mouse ate my pineapple
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2013, 07:23:43 PM »
Dowel through plank catches on lip of bucket?
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Re: Effin' mouse ate my pineapple
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2013, 07:55:55 PM »
My guess was not quite right. Bacon goes in can, dowel goes through can and sets across the top of the bucket. Mouse tries to go get bacon out of can and falls into bucket.
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Re: Effin' mouse ate my pineapple
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2013, 07:56:38 PM »
http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/17n427di49ayujpg/original.jpg

Note the water or anti-freeze (in the winter) in the bottom of the bucket so they can't jump out. It's an old farmer trap for out in the barns and out buildings. I've heard of people setting these up for the 1st time and catching close to a hundred mice overnite! Dig a hole and bury them and set up as needed!

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Re: Effin' mouse ate my pineapple
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2013, 07:58:14 PM »
My guess was not quite right. Bacon goes in can, dowel goes through can and sets across the top of the bucket. Mouse tries to go get bacon out of can and falls into bucket.

A couple swipes of peanut butter on the planks gives them an extra "sniff incentive to, shall we say, walk the plank!!
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Re: Effin' mouse ate my pineapple
« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2013, 07:59:08 PM »
I'm thinking a plank straight from the pineapple shell would ironically fitting...
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Re: Effin' mouse ate my pineapple
« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2013, 08:06:32 PM »
Mouse KARMA >:D :-D
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Re: Effin' mouse ate my pineapple
« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2013, 08:08:27 PM »
You guys ought to get together and make a modern day "Mouse Trap!!" board game outta this.... ;D
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Re: Effin' mouse ate my pineapple
« Reply #14 on: February 19, 2013, 08:12:31 PM »
You guys ought to get together and make a modern day "Mouse Trap!!" board game outta this.... ;D

That's just it, AIN"T no better mouse trap! They can try to build'em better but the bucket has beat them all for a hundred years or more
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Re: Effin' mouse ate my pineapple
« Reply #15 on: February 19, 2013, 08:14:56 PM »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jezQKOl5q-w" target="_blank" class="aeva_link bbc_link new_win">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jezQKOl5q-w</a>


PETA would be so mad.................
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Re: Effin' mouse ate my pineapple
« Reply #16 on: February 19, 2013, 08:26:20 PM »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jezQKOl5q-w

PETA would be so mad.................
HEY!! Folks...we got another winner!!!!
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Re: Effin' mouse ate my pineapple
« Reply #17 on: February 19, 2013, 08:48:44 PM »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jezQKOl5q-w

PETA would be so mad.................


Ah...the can rotates and the drop in. Awesome!
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Re: Effin' mouse ate my pineapple
« Reply #18 on: February 19, 2013, 08:54:38 PM »
Kind of like a "Mouse Wipeout" deal.....
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Re: Effin' mouse ate my pineapple
« Reply #19 on: February 19, 2013, 08:57:35 PM »
Look Out Man!!
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