Wednesday 8 August 2012: My Metaphorical Mouse
This mouse is dying, in fact it will be dead in less than two minutes. This is it's final appeal, I can do nothing - not even put it out of it's misery (because a: I didn't know it was dying at the time & b: I couldn't in a million years). It has just run through a poison rat trap and, although too small to get trapped, got enough poison to die from. It ran a small distance from the trap and stopped, which is where I found it. We put it on a nearby grass bank (this is in our car park at work btw) where it passed away.
Inocent & Confused ....just look at it's eyes
It is the second mouse I have found in as many days - never seen one here before.
I can sympathise because I ran through a trap meant for bigger monsters than me, I didn't understand the "clear" warning and did so twice (in an hour [there and back]). I will be making an appeal but I have no hope of reprieve (yes I will go to court) but.....I have nothing to lose at this stage.
I approve of neither poison traps nor police speed traps at 6am, on a saturday morning, in a 300m stretch meant to protect a school (that is some distance off a side street), when the schools are closed for holidays. Hrrmmphh!