This little guy surprised me this morning. Well, he wasn’t little — this bumble bee was huge!
And this little guy surprised me in the living room a few days ago. I saw something walk around the sofa out of the corner of my eye, and when I looked at it, he was just sitting there, looking at me with his big eyes.
A baby mouse!
I knew immediately how he had gotten into the house: we have mice in the attic that I don’t have the heart to kill.
I did buy a box that catches mice so I can release them, but I haven’t put it into the attic yet.
Pulling down the attic ladder and checking on the box every day is a whole production I’m avoiding.
So when I left the attic ladder down the other day while I was taking down boxes of stuff for our tag sale, he must have walked down.
I called for Don and Landon so they could see him and help me catch him.
“Don, there’s a mouse in the living room.” I didn’t want to yell too loud or move because I was afraid he’d run away.
Don: “There’s a what?”
“There is a mouse in the living room, come down!”
They came down and he was still sitting there.
Don: “Hey, buddy!”
Me: “Isn’t he cute?!”
Landon, with the biggest smile: “Aw!”
There was a lot of yelling for flashlights and “Keep and eye on him, Landon!” while I put on rubber gloves so I could grab him.
Don: “He’s not going to bite, you don’t need gloves.”
Me: “He’s a wild animal — if I grab him, the only thing he knows to do is bite.”
He wasn’t really fast and kept showing up, so we knew where he had run.
For some reason L wanted to catch him in a shoe and kept throwing his shoe in his direction, and I kept throwing it out of the way to make space for a box I wanted him to run into.
It was hilarious.
After rearranging some furniture — he was under this for a while —
…we finally cornered him in the fireplace, and I was able to get him into the box.
We took him outside, fed him some cheese, and after L played with him a bit (with my gloves on), he ran under the porch.
I hope he found his family or knows how to fend for himself.
What have you been up to? What would you have done seeing a mouse in your living room?