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Today I saw Beckie rolling on something in the grass. You know when they sniff and they slowly lower their head and then twist and lie down to rub it all over their face and body ?

That moves that makes every dog owner go «*oh no...*» and run to their dog ?

I quickly opened the patio door, ran to her and saw a piece of dry crap. I picked it up by the smallest end, trying to touch it as little as possible. Well, this wasn’t crap, it was a dead mouse !

I freaked out but it was already in my hand so might as well throw it. I did, but it was small and didn’t go as far as I wanted. It got stuck on top of my cedar trees. There’s a good chance the wind will make it fall back on my lawn... Please make it go away. Please, please...

I’m sure most of you have at least one disgusting story as well...
 

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That’s so funny. And we all know that movement dogs make just before they try to roll in something stinky.

My friend has two cats who were playing with their toys. My friend went to pick up the toy only to discover it was a live mouse and not the stuffed fake mouse toy she thought they were playing with. My friend isn’t so squeamish, she released the mouse outside. But she was shocked to find a live mouse in her house.
 

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That’s so funny. And we all know that movement dogs make just before they try to roll in something stinky.

My friend has two cats who were playing with their toys. My friend went to pick up the toy only to discover it was a live mouse and not the stuffed fake mouse toy she thought they were playing with. My friend isn’t so squeamish, she released the mouse outside. But she was shocked to find a live mouse in her house.
Oh my god, that’s even worse ! Cats are so fast, catching a mouse isn’t easy...
 

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I was aware of an increasingly unpleasant smell in my bedroom. At first I assumed it was drifting in through the open window from muck spreading in the adjacent fields, but it soon became unmistakeable Dead Mouse. It was not one but two, and took forever to find them as Poppy had carefully collected them from where Tilly-cat left them and enfolded the grey mice in the grey throw at the end of the bed...
 

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LOL these stories are great! Gosh, dead mice on the bed, in the hand, live and running through the house. EEK! I want my puppers to *protect* me from such things- not increase the odds!

Thanks for the late night laughs.
 
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I am pretty well inured to mice, but rats still give me the ab dabs. I was on my way to bed one night, and came down after taking my lenses out to turn off the lights. Something large ran across the kitchen floor - RAT!!! I bravely shifted boxes and furniture to barricade it into the dark corner where it was hiding, then went and put my contact lenses back in, found heavy gardening gloves, switched on the kitchen light and ... Ah - it was a dear little baby rabbit! Why one rodent should evoke fear and loathing and another be all cute I don't know, but instead of being ejected unceremoniously the creature spent the night in a comfy box with veg from the fridge and was carefully released in the morning.
 

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Yes we all ha those moments...my dogs have all rolled in something. I remember one one one rolled in a do not know why but boy did he stink! Good several bathes to get that smell away then you know you think you keep smelling it but no one else does so its good. When we first built one of homes, we had a mouse (I don't do mice or snakes) it was running around the kitchen looking for an escape while my 4 years old and I sat on the counter top and my 2 years old ran in circles chasing it, say I get it I get it. Thankfully my husband came in and out it ran. I'm not usually squeamish but snakes and mice hmm...
 

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I was aware of an increasingly unpleasant smell in my bedroom. At first I assumed it was drifting in through the open window from muck spreading in the adjacent fields, but it soon became unmistakeable Dead Mouse. It was not one but two, and took forever to find them as Poppy had carefully collected them from where Tilly-cat left them and enfolded the grey mice in the grey throw at the end of the bed...
OMG. I’d have that grey throw in the wash before anyone could say boo. At least you found them.
 
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Mufar I think most of us are squeamish about snakes. I remember one house we had just move into, the movers were still unloading boxes. I had the furnace people come to clean and start the furnace. The guy opened the door to the little furnace room and found.... a very large snake had laid eggs and they were hatching and there were quite a few snakes. This guy was scared and grossed out but he thankfully took my shovel and killed then and disposed of them in the garbage for me. OMG I was so thankful. He did make me look at them first which I didn’t appreciate.

My daughters barn cat is one heck of a killing machine so my daughter has gotten used to seeing partially eaten rabbits and other animals around her property. Sweetest cat you will ever meet but dangerous to anything 12” or smaller.
 
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I was aware of an increasingly unpleasant smell in my bedroom. At first I assumed it was drifting in through the open window from muck spreading in the adjacent fields, but it soon became unmistakeable Dead Mouse. It was not one but two, and took forever to find them as Poppy had carefully collected them from where Tilly-cat left them and enfolded the grey mice in the grey throw at the end of the bed...
Ohhhh, Poppy, what a nice gift for your mom, lol !
 

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Yes we all ha those moments...my dogs have all rolled in something. I remember one one one rolled in a do not know why but boy did he stink! Good several bathes to get that smell away then you know you think you keep smelling it but no one else does so its good. When we first built one of homes, we had a mouse (I don't do mice or snakes) it was running around the kitchen looking for an escape while my 4 years old and I sat on the counter top and my 2 years old ran in circles chasing it, say I get it I get it. Thankfully my husband came in and out it ran. I'm not usually squeamish but snakes and mice hmm...
I can just visualize the scene... Your little boy is quite brave. Is he older now and still as brave as he was ?
 

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When I lived in Colorado the people where I worked found a rattlesnake nest and were killing all the baby snakes. I made them stop and got the one remaining snake into a coffee can and took it to the Animal Humane Society. I called them first to make sure they would take it. I don't know what they did with it.

I sometimes get mice in my basement, and when I had a cat he would sometimes catch them. Usually I would find them dead in the basement, but once he brought one upstairs to play with. I saw him running by with something hanging out of his mouth, and my Giant Schnauzer saw him too and went to see what it was. When I got to my bedroom I found both of them in the middle of the room crouched over the poor little mouse who was frozen in place. Cat swatted it with a paw to make it do something, and then it ran under the dresser. Cat and dog poked noses and paws at it until it finally ran back out whereupon the cat grabbed it again and carried it to the middle of the room and put it down and they both crouched over it like gargoyles. Cat swatted it with a paw...

I finally got it in a tupperware container and put it outside.
 

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When I lived in Colorado the people where I worked found a rattlesnake nest and were killing all the baby snakes. I made them stop and got the one remaining snake into a coffee can and took it to the Animal Humane Society. I called them first to make sure they would take it. I don't know what they did with it.

I sometimes get mice in my basement, and when I had a cat he would sometimes catch them. Usually I would find them dead in the basement, but once he brought one upstairs to play with. I saw him running by with something hanging out of his mouth, and my Giant Schnauzer saw him too and went to see what it was. When I got to my bedroom I found both of them in the middle of the room crouched over the poor little mouse who was frozen in place. Cat swatted it with a paw to make it do something, and then it ran under the dresser. Cat and dog poked noses and paws at it until it finally ran back out whereupon the cat grabbed it again and carried it to the middle of the room and put it down and they both crouched over it like gargoyles. Cat swatted it with a paw...

I finally got it in a tupperware container and put it outside.
Wow, lot’s of people aren’t afraid of mice on PF ! Funny I had all sorts of rodents growing up, but never mice or rat. I really dislike them.
 

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Our whippet/border collie, Cruise, caught a bull snake and brought it in the house. It stayed in the house for 11 days before we were able to chase it out. Our dogs would alert on various places, but until it went behind a row of four bookcases, we were not able to evict him.

First the snake took refuge behind the bookcase nearest the patio door. We emptied out the books, stacking them on the floor, then moved the bookcase. The snake slithered behind the next bookcase. So we emptied that one and moved it away from the wall. Of course we were just in time to see the snake make it to the next bookcase. Before emptying the third bookcase, I had the presence of mind to block the opening at the end of the fourth one so we could have a chance to catch him.

As we emptied each bookcase, we stacked the books on the floor in such a way as to form a "corridor" leading to the open patio door. Once we moved the last bookcase, I was able to use a broom to escort the snake to the doorway.

We never kill snakes - they keep mice and rats under control. There is a really huge bull snake we see from time to time - maybe it's our house snake all grown up! I expect we will see more snakes now that we no longer have horses.
 

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And then there were the moles...

My mother, very unusually, was away for a few days. The four of us - eldest 20ish, youngest 4ish, were at home with my father. My Siamese cat brought in a mole and dropped it at the edge of the big square of carpet in the sitting room, where it promptly dug it's way under the carpet to the centre of the room. We moved chairs, tables, sofa, etc, etc, rolling up the carpet as we went, till we eventually caught it and took it outside, and then we put everything back. Just in time for the cat to arrive with another mole and repeat the whole performance!

Next thing we knew my youngest sister was playing a lovely game with new soft toys she had found and her dolly pram... Cue screams of rage as we removed dead moles and washed the blankets. A few days later there was a horrible smell - she had retrieved the moles, wrapped them in dolly blankets, and hidden them in the bottom of the wardrobe. This time my father carried them off on a shovel and buried them in a deep hole at the bottom of the garden.

I can't really blame Poppy - it obviously runs in the family!
 

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And then there were the moles...

My mother, very unusually, was away for a few days. The four of us - eldest 20ish, youngest 4ish, were at home with my father. My Siamese cat brought in a mole and dropped it at the edge of the big square of carpet in the sitting room, where it promptly dug it's way under the carpet to the centre of the room. We moved chairs, tables, sofa, etc, etc, rolling up the carpet as we went, till we eventually caught it and took it outside, and then we put everything back. Just in time for the cat to arrive with another mole and repeat the whole performance!

Next thing we knew my youngest sister was playing a lovely game with new soft toys she had found and her dolly pram... Cue screams of rage as we removed dead moles and washed the blankets. A few days later there was a horrible smell - she had retrieved the moles, wrapped them in dolly blankets, and hidden them in the bottom of the wardrobe. This time my father carried them off on a shovel and buried them in a deep hole at the bottom of the garden.

I can't really blame Poppy - it obviously runs in the family!
Ha Ha Ha ! You’re cursed with mice and moles !
 

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LOL Its was my daughter and she is 32 now, and yes she is no different will catch a bug or whatever and release it.
 

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Today I saw Beckie rolling on something in the grass. You know when they sniff and they slowly lower their head and then twist and lie down to rub it all over their face and body ?

That moves that makes every dog owner go «*oh no...*» and run to their dog ?


I quickly opened the patio door, ran to her and saw a piece of dry crap. I picked it up by the smallest end, trying to touch it as little as possible. Well, this wasn’t crap, it was a dead mouse !

I freaked out but it was already in my hand so might as well throw it. I did, but it was small and didn’t go as far as I wanted. It got stuck on top of my cedar trees. There’s a good chance the wind will make it fall back on my lawn... Please make it go away. Please, please...

I’m sure most of you have at least one disgusting story as well...

I laughed out loud when I read your very visually familiar description of these little contortionists as they prepare themselves for the ultimate in scent absorbing proficiency. One of my little ones' favorites is sun baked worms. Sometimes I catch them rolling in the grass that way you described, (not rolling for the sheer pleasure of rolling) and there's nothing visible there. So it makes me fear what lies beneath the surface. :afraid:
 
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These stories are all so funny. Just yesterday I had one very scary excperience with a snake. I put out flags for rotary and I was digging out one of the holes you put a flag and when I was about halfway through I accidentally picked up the snake, luckily for me it was a non-poisonous variety, I scared that poor snake half to death. I screamed and jumped back about two steps. From now on I will only use a screwdriver to clean out the flag holes, never my hands.
 
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