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There’s a mouse in the bathroom, what I’m-a gonna do?

Well, hysterical screaming is appropriate in any and all circumstances, but I did have a child in the house and  was doing my best to not freak everyone else out.  I was taking a shower when I noticed a thin strip of something hanging down from between the top of the glass and the railing that holds the glass in.  Thinking it was like waterproof stripping or something, I moved in closer to see what my next home repair project would be.  This is what I saw:

ewwww!!!!!

Clinging on for dear life — that mouse was shaking!  As was I.  Hubby wasn’t home, so I couldn’t run screaming to him, th0ugh I did leave a screaming message on his cell.  I couldn’t figure out how I could handle our Chinese Dwarf Hamster (which is really just a tail-less field mouse) but get so creeped-out by this run-of-the-mill North American field mouse.  He did see me naked and that is kind of gross — a peeping mouse — blech!  And just when I had screwed up my courage to grab him by his disgusting pink tail — he pulled it in.  So I put the cat in the bathroom and told her to be a cat.

Lemme outta here!

As my child sagely observed, our cat “is not really a hunter cat — she’s more of a stuffed animal.”  The dogs were not interested either:
 
 

So child and I fled the house, to the barn, where we are surrounded by all sorts of rodents and other creepy-crawly things.  Hubby pulled the mouse out by its tail, with a pair of needle-nose pliers (or so he says — I know he used my tweezers).  He released the small beast in the woods at the end of our block.  I am wondering why we keep all these predators in our home if none of them will — predate?