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Re: Effin' mouse ate my pineapple
« Reply #20 on: February 20, 2013, 07:10:53 PM »
Craig,

I have enjoyed this thread and now know how to catch mice.   :-D  Thanks for posting about the mouse that ate your pineapple.  I would have never know how to catch mice so quickly before this thread.

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Re: Effin' mouse ate my pineapple
« Reply #21 on: March 23, 2013, 11:11:58 AM »
Craig and other members on this thread,

I wanted to let you all know I must have some mice now in my place, because I saw a few mice droppings in the one bathroom.  Were there is one mouse there is another, so I used your idea and built a 5 gallon mouse trap this morning.  Will wait and see what happens. 

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Re: Effin' mouse ate my pineapple
« Reply #22 on: March 23, 2013, 02:04:00 PM »
This might be more fun than the monthly challenge.  I have challenged my Dad to build one also.
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Re: Effin' mouse ate my pineapple
« Reply #23 on: March 23, 2013, 02:04:42 PM »
Craig and other members on this thread,

I wanted to let you all know I must have some mice now in my place, because I saw a few mice droppings in the one bathroom.  Were there is one mouse there is another, so I used your idea and built a 5 gallon mouse trap this morning.  Will wait and see what happens. 

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Re: Effin' mouse ate my pineapple
« Reply #24 on: March 23, 2013, 02:53:02 PM »
Craig and other members on this thread,

I wanted to let you all know I must have some mice now in my place, because I saw a few mice droppings in the one bathroom.  Were there is one mouse there is another, so I used your idea and built a 5 gallon mouse trap this morning.  Will wait and see what happens. 

Norma

Smear a couple little tempting swipes of peanut butter up the board to get them started.....can't wait!!
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Re: Effin' mouse ate my pineapple
« Reply #25 on: March 23, 2013, 02:54:48 PM »
Me too, we have a mouse problem at our river cottage and I'm always using those spring-loaded traps (which I hate). I'm very curious to see how this contraption works!
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Re: Effin' mouse ate my pineapple
« Reply #26 on: March 23, 2013, 03:13:13 PM »
Norma, your trap might be more effective if you moved the can closer to the edge of the bucket and have the plank going up the side where the can is.  That way they fall in trying to get into the can.   

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Re: Effin' mouse ate my pineapple
« Reply #27 on: March 23, 2013, 03:21:04 PM »
Norma, your trap might be more effective if you moved the can closer to the edge of the bucket and have the plank going up the side where the can is.  That way they fall in trying to get into the can.
Norma wants them to "walk the plank" and a "tight rope" before they get any of her peanut butter.  ;D
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Re: Effin' mouse ate my pineapple
« Reply #28 on: March 23, 2013, 03:25:12 PM »
Please post pictures if you get any takers!

Craig,

I will post pictures if I get any takers.  I did grease the bottom and half way up the sides with some corn oil, so those buggers might not be able to get out if any are going to take the bite.   >:D  I will take any that get in there out to a field a couple of miles from where I live.

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Re: Effin' mouse ate my pineapple
« Reply #29 on: March 23, 2013, 03:27:33 PM »
Norma, your trap might be more effective if you moved the can closer to the edge of the bucket and have the plank going up the side where the can is.  That way they fall in trying to get into the can.


Chau,

I don't think I am understanding right what you want me to do.  I think if any mice crawl up the ramp, they will first crawl around the edges of the can before they try to get to the peanut butter.

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Re: Effin' mouse ate my pineapple
« Reply #30 on: March 23, 2013, 03:28:31 PM »
Smear a couple little tempting swipes of peanut butter up the board to get them started.....can't wait!!

Jon,

I will try that if I don't get any takers until tomorrow.

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Re: Effin' mouse ate my pineapple
« Reply #31 on: March 23, 2013, 03:30:07 PM »
Me too, we have a mouse problem at our river cottage and I'm always using those spring-loaded traps (which I hate). I'm very curious to see how this contraption works!

Steve,

I have those Victor spring loaded mouse-traps, but I snapped my fingers a few times using them.  That is why I am trying this since Craig posted.

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Re: Effin' mouse ate my pineapple
« Reply #32 on: March 23, 2013, 04:13:40 PM »
Me too, we have a mouse problem at our river cottage and I'm always using those spring-loaded traps (which I hate). I'm very curious to see how this contraption works!

Steve, take it from a guy who spent some time on farms while growing up, this trap beats them all!!
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Re: Effin' mouse ate my pineapple
« Reply #33 on: March 23, 2013, 05:16:11 PM »
Seriously, is there anything bacon CAN'T do?

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Re: Effin' mouse ate my pineapple
« Reply #34 on: March 23, 2013, 05:23:08 PM »
Seriously, is there anything bacon CAN'T do?

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Re: Effin' mouse ate my pineapple
« Reply #35 on: March 23, 2013, 08:06:48 PM »

Chau,

I don't think I am understanding right what you want me to do.  I think if any mice crawl up the ramp, they will first crawl around the edges of the can before they try to get to the peanut butter.

Norma

Norma, maybe I'm wrong but from the picture you posted.  If a mouse walks up your ramp, I'm not sure he can reach the can.  I think he would have an easier time reaching the can if you only used one ramp and position it closer to the can.  And perhaps slide the can closer to the side of the bucket where the ramp is.  In other words, bring the can and the ramp closer together to give the mice a little more motivation.  Maybe if they think they can reach it, they will try harder and thus fall in.  Sorry I was just trying to think like a mouse. 
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Re: Effin' mouse ate my pineapple
« Reply #36 on: March 23, 2013, 08:11:59 PM »
Move the can on the string closer to the lip on the bucket....move the board over to where the string goes into the bucket.
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Re: Effin' mouse ate my pineapple
« Reply #37 on: March 23, 2013, 08:21:32 PM »
This sorta reminds me of our "Puzzle Night with Uncle Craig" evenings....miss 'ol Craig's brain teasers man.  :)
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Re: Effin' mouse ate my pineapple
« Reply #38 on: March 23, 2013, 09:41:04 PM »
Norma, maybe I'm wrong but from the picture you posted.  If a mouse walks up your ramp, I'm not sure he can reach the can.  I think he would have an easier time reaching the can if you only used one ramp and position it closer to the can.  And perhaps slide the can closer to the side of the bucket where the ramp is.  In other words, bring the can and the ramp closer together to give the mice a little more motivation.  Maybe if they think they can reach it, they will try harder and thus fall in.  Sorry I was just trying to think like a mouse.

Chau,

Thanks for trying to think like a mouse.  :P I understand what you mean now.  I will see what I can do.  Thanks for the tips!  ;)

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Re: Effin' mouse ate my pineapple
« Reply #39 on: March 23, 2013, 09:43:37 PM »
Move the can on the string closer to the lip on the bucket....move the board over to where the string goes into the bucket.

Bob,

I did move the board over to where the wire coat hanger (cut) is, so the board lines up with the coat hanger wire. 

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