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    Now no offense to dead mice, I respect the dead... BUT
    I keep on finding all these dead mice in my aquatic tank. Its really annoying, and if I could I would kill em all! but you mice only die one time... Does anyone have any advice to keep the fuzzy, stupid mice because they dun got the brains not to drown themselves out of my tank, and if you don't have that perhaps I could use a link to the US patent site to patent my new extermination device, a plastic box full of water which drowns mice and other small animals
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    um... personally mice are my favorite mammals besides humans so its not very fun to see dead ones. Anybody else find somethin wierd in their aquatic tank?
    btw I'm talkin big mice here, 4 inches without the tail.

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    once they fall in, is there any way for them to climb out?
    maybe you need a "ramp" for them to escape..
    any kind of stick or board would do the trick..
    you can even make it look natural and part of the landscape.
    my parents have to do this for frogs in their garden pond.
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    i found a mouse in my toilet yesterday morning, trying desperately to get out. thought about just flushing him, then I remembered my BB Gun.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]btw I'm talkin big mice here, 4 inches without the tail.
    Sounds like rats you've got there. You could try traps; our rats were smart enough to jump over the traps. However, it seems that your critters would fall for (or into) anything. I wouldn't suggest poisining, partly because they are in your house and they get smelly when you don't find them, and if they aren't in your house the poision gets into the environment. I beleive theres a kind of trap thats all sticky, so the rats step on it and get all caught up in it. But then you have to deal with the live rat. Best option may be to get a cat or dog thats not afraid of the beasts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (droseradude @ Oct. 22 2004,3:53)]um... personally mice are my favorite mammals besides humans so its not very fun to see dead ones. Anybody else find somethin wierd in their aquatic tank?
    btw I'm talkin big mice here, 4 inches without the tail.
    [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_t_32.gif[/img] Good thing opinions vary...I would give them a ramp or something to help them out. I also agree they sound like rats.
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    rats have a fat tail.
    if its a skinny tail like string, its a mouse
    if its rope like, its a rat and size wise would make it a baby/young rat

    the sticky traps are good, but then you are stuck with the delimma. do you let them die of hunger, thirst, rip their little feets off trying to get them off the trap, smack them on the back of the head to put them out of their misery...

    or just build a small ramp for them to get out.
    sounds like they are trying to get a drink, extend to far, and fall in, and then cant get out.

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    Sticky traps are HORRIBLE! I don't like mice either but if you have to kill them, why torture them with a slow death of starvation and thirst? That is SOOO cruel! Those traps out to be outlawed. There are plenty of other ways to kill mice without having to be so cruel about it. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/confused.gif[/img] A spring trap is at least a quick death.

    Try the new traps D-con is advertising. Its a round disc. The mice go in, they are killed instantly and then you throw the whole thing out and never have to see the dead mouse.

    If you HAVE to kill something, at least be HUMANE about it. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/confused.gif[/img] Just try to imagine if it were you stuck to a piece of paper and you couldn't move, couldn't eat, couldn't drink and it took days for you to die...a slow torturous death.

    Most people use a branch to help small critters get out of ponds and tanks. Works well.
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    I like the sticky traps since they don't have to die... all you do is get some oil and pour it on the trap with the mouse on with gloves and kind of pull them off into a very tall bucket and let them go in a far away field. But, the mice die of a heart attack within a few hours once they are stuck on the trap.
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