Unfortunately, Scallywag is not a fan of cats. So, whilst he is a member of our family, that eco-friendly solution is not an option.
But, the mouse problem has spread from them just attacking my veggies, to their attacking the wiring on the ride-on lawnmower and the tractor. Probably the genny is next...
|Recycling two cooldrink tins from our trip to|
Cape Town last December
Here's his version of the trap:
|A dowel rod is threaded through|
a hole in the centre of the tin,
which in turn is suspended
through two holes in the paint
bucket. A couple of litres of water,
and the trap is set.
It even has an entrance ramp...
Given the number of field mice, we opted not to leave the bucket empty - letting a field mouse free wouldn't help the scourge, and it would probably just follow it's urine trail right back to the alpaca's "larder".
|A dab of peanut butter completes the trap|
We have managed to catch half a dozen so far...