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#1 Alc ONLINE  

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Posted October 06, 2016 - 05:32 AM

Two days ago I was in the garage and noticed a mouse on the floor , I was surprised he didn't move quickly when I got near him , so I wacked him with a board and threw him out . Yesterday when I went in there was one laying dead on the floor . I can't think of anything that would have killed them but there are some bags of fertilizers there , urea , 10-10-10 and another for potash I think . Would one of those have killed the mice ?  


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Posted October 06, 2016 - 05:39 AM

It would be easy bait if it is. Surprised if they found it tasty tho.
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Posted October 06, 2016 - 06:37 AM

I wouldn't be surprized if it wasn't a small weasel, we had one in the shed, he started killing mice, rats, snakes ,birds, anything that moved. once there was nothing left to kill he left. regular little killing machine, glad they are not to big or I would of been next


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Posted October 06, 2016 - 06:45 AM

Al, it sounds as if they are not well. Might be a good idea to not just put them outside, but incinerate.
It could be antifreeze, but it could be Rabies too. Can't think the fertilizer would be enticing to them. Probably not good for them to ingest, but can't be tasty
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Posted October 06, 2016 - 10:01 AM

I wouldn't be surprized if it wasn't a small weasel, we had one in the shed, he started killing mice, rats, snakes ,birds, anything that moved. once there was nothing left to kill he left. regular little killing machine, glad they are not to big or I would of been next

We have fishercats in our area. They are weasels x 7. They are killing machines and vicious. A friend was deer hunting from a tree stand. A fishercat tried to climb up to his stand, even though he was yelling at it. It took several arrows before he killed the fast little thing. I wouldn't mind having weasels or mink to cut down on my mice and chipmunk population. My black snake disappeared over the summer so there is nothing keeping the population down. I'll have to set some trapps. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted October 06, 2016 - 10:57 AM

If they are the white footed deer mice, Hanta Virus is a possibility, handle with gloves and incinerate. More likely you are correct in suspecting the fertilizer, IMO.


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Posted October 06, 2016 - 01:20 PM

Maybe they are just dying of natural causes, you garage could be the old folks home for mice.
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Posted October 06, 2016 - 02:44 PM

I don't see why it wouldn't kill mice.  Its killing humans by the millions.  :(


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Posted October 06, 2016 - 07:56 PM

I think fertilizer, especially Urea/ammonium nitrate can penetrate the skin on their feet which can kill mice.


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Posted October 06, 2016 - 08:35 PM

A trip to your pet shop for some white mice can settle this.


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Posted October 06, 2016 - 09:56 PM

A trip to your pet shop for some white mice can settle this.

Why only the White ones?
White Mice Matters is going to get after you...
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Posted October 07, 2016 - 05:20 AM

Didn't see any mice yesterday , I'll have to remember to put out an old fashion snap  trap to see if there are more . Not real keen of having dead mice hidden in the garage , guess better then the house lol



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Posted October 07, 2016 - 06:23 AM

Everything is about race with you isn't it Alan? I suppose if you want First Nation mice, you could just look out in the fields.


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Posted October 08, 2016 - 05:20 PM

I think I found out what killed the mice , in the other section of the garage hung on the wall above the work bench was a chewed open package of poison bait . It was hidden behind some other stuff , I forgot it was even there lol If I didn't see mice dropping on the work bench I wouldn't have looked for it .
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Posted October 08, 2016 - 09:47 PM

Did exactly what it should. How old was it?




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