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A belated Merry Christmas and a happy new year to all. Been a bit under the weather  and spent yesterday in the hospital, bit better now and back home.

Will be taking it easy over the next few days.

Regards

Mike 8)


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Dear Mike
Sorry to hear of your illness. Get well soon!


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Have a safe and happy one. My front gate this year :)
   

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Thank you ion, a lot better today.

Started getting down to looking at the results of the TPU I did before Christmas O0

Regards

Mike 8)


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Wasn't there a discussion some time back about detecting mise and rats behind walls etc.?

Well, for about $60 you can buy this for your android phone:

https://walabot.com/diy#


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Well
I see a bit more searching will need to be done ...can't quite find any feedback yet on the Meece finder mentioned
in the Advertisement .
they show what looks like a FLIR  image ,maybe CGI  ?

HMmm

Yes
finding Meeces Hiding between the Pieces........

Here a small Tale...
I live in a woodsy area of New England USA and always have to harden my defenses against the Evil
Meece [similar to a Mouse but much craftier and sneakier ]. After hardening every opening I could find
and being fairly confident I had solved the Access/intruder problem.........

twas upstairs in the Tiny Attic workshop... looking out the 3 story high window ,I noticed some Movement
along a tiny wire...in  Broad daylight .. A meece "Scout" was shimmying upside down along a Tiny wire
right outside the window ...looked right at me with those Evil eyes ...only a scrooge could hate....and then he [or she or " it?" ]  disappeared ....presumably into some access point in the dwelling.
   
I have since seen unbelievable sights looking up at My Fortress from outside... A  Meece Jumping out from between the cement and Decorative trim along the roof in Broad daylight ,and scurrying down the facade as if by magic ...and disappearing into the surrounding forest  .... at dizzying speed  [this old house is built from concrete Block ]

I was obviously dealing with an exceptional Mouse....

so here is the next installment of this sordid tale...

capture and release [after a nice car ride] ,

I noticed some plastic "have a heart" traps which were fairly inexpensive online,
ordered a few and after setting them up in places Where the Misses had heard midnight Meece parties,
I caught "one" ...I had read its not good to leave them too long in the trap [more on that later ..]
  I was all happy with myself and very early that rainy dark morning in November , at 3:30 AM
I dressed and hopped in the car with My fuzzy little Quarry [staring at me in Disbelief]

and decided to drive at least a half mile away and release "it" near a small Brook...
as I opened the door and still sitting inside ....held My captive in the wee cage ,I flipped the device upside down out side the
car  and there was the meece all calm and collected staring back at me in the dim Light [my interior light from the car]
I thought for a moment to bid him a farewell .... he sitting on his haunches sniffing the air in the Short grass at the edge of the pond...
Immediately Bolted ....
right back towards me and went underneath my Running Car ....[at the time I did not understand why]...
Now I'm afraid to move the car ,if I was gonna just squish him I could have done that back at my fortress...
after a bit of flopping around under the car in the dark [and light rain] ..
I decided he was just confused and must have run to the other side of the road...

off I went feeling all Humane and happy that the menace was gone from my life.

well the exact same scenario happened a few more times , very early mornings in my Bath robe ,driving
to the pond ...only to be stared back at after a few short hops toward freedom... the Mouse would bolt back under my Car

what the heck?

well I did not know that those seeds I had seen on top of the engine when I check the oil  [actually the AC compressor]
were fresh seeds,I had thought them old Crumbs from times long past...and was too lazy to climb down in there and clean them out...

I had not realized that this particular Meece knew My car all too well...and was grabbing the bird seed every night from the bird feeder spillage on the ground  next to my car, and feasting in the warmth or my engine Bay...

My car he has no fear of ,on the contrary it seems he is quite familiar with it running or not...for all I know he's in there as I type this....was probably in there yesterday for the trip with the grandson to the submarine museum in Groton CT....

there is more.....
But I will not relent...the Armistice has set in since the cold weather has arrived...and he knows the rules of engagement,
no winter releases into a frozen world...

Sigh..........installed a new plywood floor in the Kitchen yesterday...to cover the holes in the corners and pipes passing thru from down stairs ...I wonder if he has power tools....

a true challenge indeed

Chet K

« Last Edit: 2019-01-13, 20:21:06 by Chet K »
   

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Wonderfully humanitarian story Chet!  Brings to mind my own
experiences with those lovely little creatures a few years back.
I caught and released about eleven of them to the wilderness
over a period of a month.

When their mouse family was most numerous they were quite bold and
fun to watch.  They'd come out into the open near me as I sat at
my computer and romp and play just like pet doggies do.  I guess
they somehow knew that I'd not harm them and for a time we had
an almost daily get together.

But my wife from Japan wasn't amused, sadly, so I was forced to take
action and relocate them to other digs.  They've been gone for
several years but I still have fond memories of our times together.


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A heart warming tale, Chet  ;)

We can't park our cars in the garage, too full of electronic equipment, so naturally the warm engines are a nice place for Meeces in the cold of winter.

In the summer when I went to use the air conditioner in the car....nada. A quick look under thee hood showed that the wires to the electric clutch had been nibbled away, even some of the copper conductor was gone. What plastic was left had little biting marks on it.

So always keep some extra wire under the hood, they seem to prefer rubber insulation, especially cheap Chinese made rubber tires, many of which around here have been nibbled through.


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