How to get a field mouse lost?
May 19, 2011 9:02 PM Subscribe
How far do you have to transport a field mouse before it's not going to find its way back?
posted by warbaby to Pets & Animals (21 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
My sister lives in the country and has field mice that get into her house. She is tenderhearted and doesn't want to hurt them. So for years she has been keeping a live trap in a drawer in her kitchen. The mice like cheap store-bought chocolate chip cookies.
She catches the mice and takes them in the trap and lets them loose. In the winter, it's dark when she goes to work. So she lets them out at the park&ride where she catches the bus into town.
During the spring and summer, she only takes them to the edge of her property (5 acres) and lets them out at the end of her driveway.
I'm convinced that when the mice are most active, she's just giving them cookies, taking them for a ride and they're back home before she is.
There's a lot of them. She figures about 250 a year. A couple every three days.
How far do you have to take a field mouse for a ride before you aren't going to see that little bugger again? I suggested little buckets of cement for them to put their feet in, but she's not having any.