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#1 IamSherwood OFFLINE  

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Posted September 06, 2013 - 08:01 PM

Today I fired up my MF10. It was in the way. It hadn't been moved

for a couple weeks.

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I was standing beside it, at the right side. I immediately saw cardboard

bits fly out on my feet. Next I saw mouse parts come flying out. I instantly

knew what was going on, so I shut down the MF.

 

Laying there at my feet, was a broken mouse. It was in about 6 pieces.

I had no idea, how big their intestines where. I think it panicked and

tried to jump ship, but got caught in the varidrive belt, and got spit

out.

 

There was all kinds of strange noises coming out from under the flywheel shroud

before I shut it down, so I knew what I had to do next. Tear it apart, and

clean up the mess. But first I had to look after the mouseburger.

I got a shovel and got rid of all the broken parts.

 

After pushing it to the shop, removing the hood and shroud, I discovered enough

shredded cardboard to make a box big enough to hold 200 dead mice.

 

Anyway, I got it all cleaned up, and running again. One thing for sure, that mouse

won't ever be doing that again.


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Posted September 06, 2013 - 08:05 PM

I have had that happen to me a couple times. The one that comes to mind first is when I had the hood open on the '75 1614 PK and saw one mouse run right into the hydro belt!

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Posted September 06, 2013 - 08:07 PM

Mouseburger for the cats. Such a shame that they make such a mess as they come out. :smilewink:



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Posted September 06, 2013 - 08:08 PM

Mr Mouse probably had friends...where there is one, there is more.

It's amazing how fast they can build a nest in a place they like.  They seem to like the

taste of some rubber components.  Like coil and spark plug wires.

 

I have a barn cat in charge of rodent control. 


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Posted September 06, 2013 - 08:12 PM

Will, I think you may want to do a little investigation around the shop.  It is probable that you have more.  (a fella smarter than me once said that until you get the Buck, you will always have female mice.)

 

Oh, and where are the pics of the mouse?



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Posted September 06, 2013 - 08:26 PM

The cat we have stood there and watched me fling the

mouse bits into the bush. I might have to empty it's food bowl for a

while.

Sorry Alan, no pictures, but do you remember Dan Aykroyd's

Bass-O-Matic from SNL?


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Posted September 06, 2013 - 08:50 PM

Will I for one would hate for you to have to take that machine apart again when the mice come back! So.... I'll gladly take the MF off your hands to alleviate the burden! :dancingbanana: :rolling: :wave: :D



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Posted September 06, 2013 - 08:59 PM

Massey Hall has been invaded! Rally the troops! Sound the horn! Alert the media and the Pentagon!

 

(I already made popcorn and have lots of beer, so I'm good here)

 

 

I'd come help, but I'm not allowed to cross the border. (multiple reasons, don't start assuming) George, can ya swing through here on your way up there with the jet?


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Posted September 07, 2013 - 06:28 AM

Will, you'd better check all the residents of Massey Hall for possible infestations. It could be a conspiracy hatched by the JD and Bolens guys with some consultation from the Cub camp.  


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Posted September 07, 2013 - 07:35 AM

I just read somewhere that meeses hate peppermint oil. Try putting some on cotton balls and locate them in appropriate areas.


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Posted September 07, 2013 - 07:37 AM

I started my push mower 2 days ago. It hadn't been run in about two weeks. There was a mouse nest in it. After Labor Day it is time to set the traps and baits in all cars and garages. I put some of the old baits from the house in with some of the GTs too. The young will destroy magnetoes and generators. Good Luck, Rick

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Posted September 07, 2013 - 08:21 PM

Does anyone know if the barn cat eats mice after they have eaten the poison, will it harm the cat?



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Posted September 07, 2013 - 10:43 PM

Does anyone know if the barn cat eats mice after they have eaten the poison, will it harm the cat?

Being a fan of cats, I'd try to avoid that.  I'm pretty sure I've read that it will hurt the cat.


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Posted September 07, 2013 - 10:46 PM

So does mouse juice work like belt dressing?

 

 

I just read somewhere that meeses hate peppermint oil. Try putting some on cotton balls and locate them in appropriate areas.

 

I heard that about groundhogs too.

I think they ate the cotton balls I put out.


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Posted September 08, 2013 - 06:46 AM

Does anyone know if the barn cat eats mice after they have eaten the poison, will it harm the cat?

 

I wouldn't put poison out with the cats.

So does mouse juice work like belt dressing?

 

 

 

I heard that about groundhogs too.

I think they ate the cotton balls I put out.

No it makes the belt slick.

 

Maybe that's how it works. The mouse can't pass the cotton. Only an autopsy will tell for sure.


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