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The live mouse trap that I have used was the Kness Ketch All mousetrap and it caught a lot of mice for me. I could take the mice and release them somewhere where they could not come back to my property.
However one big downside is that you have to monitor the trap carefully and check and dump it each day. Otherwise if you get several mice caught at once they will fight each other to death. To prevent that you need to dump it often. Also be sure and make sure it is totally unwound before storing it away. You don't want mice caught after you think you are done with the trap.
Catching live mice can be fun and safe if done rightly. One time I decided to do a mouse experiment. I used my live mouse trap to catch a male mouse and placed him in a cage that had some cat flea powder mixed in the sawdust to remove the fleas and such from him.
After giving it a few days I placed a female tame store bought mouse that had a pretty color. Once the female mouse became pregnant she was moved to her own cage and the male wild mouse released. When she gave birth all the babies looked and acted wild. They ran around really fast and all had the wild brown color. These baby mice were released once they got old enough but one male baby was kept back.
The male that was kept back was then bred to another pretty colored store bought mouse. Now when the babies were born they acted like tame mice and had many unusual colors like silver and more. Colors that you would not find at your local pet store. I should have continued the experiment and bred the male to other store mice that were spotted and such but didn't think of it at the time.
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The experiment was fun but I was getting tired of it and sold the unusual colored mice to the local pet store.
This isn't the end of the story. At the same time I was doing this experiment I has gotten some spiny mice from the Seattle zoo. These mice were a little larger than regular store bought mice and had brown fur with soft spines on their backs that gave them extra protection from predators.
The reason I mention the spiny mice is because I sold them and the unusually colored mice to the same local pet store around the same time. Fast-forward a couple of years and I moved to another town (Rogue River Oregon) that was a couple of hours away from where I had lived and sold the mice. This town had a Ben Franklin store where I would pick up my medications. It also had a pet section and of course I had to check it out. Much to my amazement I discovered spiny mice and mice that had the color of mice in the wild. These must have come from my stock since spiny mice are not readily available. The brown wild colored mice must have been the results of the owners trying to breed my mice to get more of the great colors. Breeding these mice together probably would have resulted in them going back to the original color of their wild ancestor.
Being the shy type of person I never talked about this with the storeowner but I always wanted to stop by and see "my" mice whenever I was in town.
Dear Live Humane Mouse Trap Fans,
I am writing to you in behalf of your Heavenly Father. He is seeking you like a lost sheep. You remember the Bible story? It is about a shepherd who has 100 sheep. But when he brings the sheep home one night, one is missing. He then leaves the 99 sheep and goes out into the wilderness until he finds that lost sheep.
In this parable the shepherd goes out to search for the one lost sheep-the very least that can be numbered. So if there had been but one lost soul, Christ would have died for that one. To read more click Lost Sheep