Thursday, February 7, 2008

Of Mice and More Mice…

Over at his place, Marko has mouse catching tales (tails?). He thinks he’s got the population down to the last one, but I’m here to tell ya that there’s never just “one more”.

We thought, when we moved here, that the few field mice running around were due to the house being uninhabited for awhile. Good enough- we got the traps & had at them. Caught quite a few, then they stopped showing up in the traps.

Good job, well done.

BUT… fourteen years later were still trying to catch that LAST one. He’s damn elusive, & resourceful.

This pic is of the air cleaner element from the wife’s Rav4. The little demons regularly work their way into the air cleaner, but the element keeps them from going further. Well, used to anyway.

The Rav was running poorly, & the throttle was acting weird. I checked out the linkage, lubed everything up, still NG. Then the throttle body was opened & bingo! A huge handful of mouse nest.

Cars run better without rodents.

That LAST one is proving to be a mighty bitch…

1 comment:

Jay G said...

"Cars run better without rodents."

I don't care who y'are, that's funny right there...