Tuesday, February 16

Of Mice and Men

I saw a mouse scamper across the floor the other night. Burke, eager for the hunt, set the trap. The next morning he discovered that the mouse made of with the bate and its life. I spotted it again the next day and Burke re-set the trap with "fool proof" bate. To his surprise the mouse took the spoils and Burke realized that he may have met his match. This mouse was fearless. I was able to catch it with the camera but it knew its way around a trap all to well.



Late that night the mouse made a bold move. It darted from the wall and ran under the couch. In one fluid motion Burke grabbed the shovel from the fireplace, threw the couch on end and knocked the mouse out cold. I watched in shock and awe as he scooped up the injured mouse, flung open the door to the wood stove and sent his foe to a fiery death in the blazing inferno. With the calm repose of a triumphant hero Burke put down his instrument of death and said
"Not very smart of him to come out in the open like that."

8 comments:

Christina said...

Wow, I was about to say Amazing!, but then he threw it into the fire and all I can say now is 'Gross'! Hopefully your house didn't smell like burning mouse fur/skin! I can't believe that he was able to hit it! Great job, Burke.

Missy said...

Wow! Go, Burke! I think mice are getting smarter and smarter. We also had a mouse and could never catch it with bait, but ended up using poison. Luckily it died out in the open and not in the walls somewhere!

Jenny said...

ew!

The Hatch Family said...

Oh how I despise mice. We caught four in our house just this last fall, the worst fall EVER! I wish I could find a way to keep them out of my house for good!!!!!!

Janalee said...

That was the best telling of a story and I will go to bed LAUGHING my head off at the visual image in my head!

Tiffany said...

AHH!!! Did you scream when he put it in the fire. Yikes...it was so a boy thing to do...makes me laugh

The Henrich Family said...

I hear you guys are getting another storm this weekend. Stay safe. I enjoyed the story telling too. Mice are so nasty. Way to go Burke!

Becky said...

That is SO Burke! What a great post. I can't wait to tell Jason. I have gotten really behind on the blogs. I hope you all are doing well. One month until baby! Love ya!