How to unstick a dead mouse from floor?
July 21, 2011 2:11 PM Subscribe
How do I get a dead mouse in a puddle of dried molasses off my kitchen floor?
posted by ntartifex to home & garden (22 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
In trying to pack my kitchen wire shelving for an upcoming move, I discovered an overturned bottle of blackstrap molasses on the bottom shelf and a tiny dead mouse in the middle of a puddle of dried molasses. In a kind gesture, my SO tried to remove the mouse from the tile floor, but reported that it was immovably stuck.
How can I remove the little guy with minimum trauma? I can't just soak the floor in the sink like my dishes, so I don't know how to soften up the molasses again. Also, we're in the middle of the horrible heatwave, and I'm a little worried that reconstituting Mr. Mouse will bring out the flies.
(Exculpatory note: Gah! I am not as awful a housekeeper as my question seems to indicate! I mopped the kitchen floor two months ago, but that was the last time I could see under the wire shelf...)