The mouse chose to run down the drain instead of being bitten again. Repercussions? Advice?
June 14, 2008 8:36 PM Subscribe
My cat brought a small mouse home from outside and was playing with it in the bathtub. I went over to rescue it before things could become violent. Things did get violent and, unable to climb up the sides of the tub, the mouse just scurried into my shower drain. What are the repercussions? Is there anything I should be doing?
posted by nobody to Pets & Animals (11 answers total)
The mouse was quite small, a bit smaller than the drain opening even without any squeezing on its part. Looking into the drain I see there's water there, its level less than an inch below the surface. I can't see the mouse, but I'm not sure if I would even if it were still there right below the surface? Do shower drains tend to have u-pipes? Will the mouse drown right there? And then fester? Is it probably crawling through the pipes? Is there anything I can do, either to help the mouse (it sure was cute! standing up on its hindlegs to face the kitty, then resting a single front paw against the side of the tub to balance itself) or to deal with any unhygienic repercussions? For what it's worth, I rent the apartment and I'll most likely be here for the next couple years. And as far as I know the building doesn't, at least as of yet, have a mouse infestation. Thanks.