Jan 06, 2017
They do know what a mouse is and were down the ramp in a flash ( I don’t know how much Carmeh actually hears but she takes her cues from Caeli. ) and quickly picked up the scent. Colin said that he had actually seen the mouse crossing the patio towards the RV. We have had mice off and on over the years here on the Isla so we knew that if there was one there were more. Next he started to check all existing mouse traps. One had snapped shut and the bait was gone. The sticky mouse traps were 50 /50 with bait. So he re baited the traps and did have some difficulty setting the snap trap. Finally he got it set but as he set it onto the generator at the front of the RV his hand flew back and hit the RV. Disaster, he broke a main plucking guitar nail. All classical guitarists have come up with a solution that works for them. Colin has his various potions but for some reason his nail dryer was missing. Had he left it back home?
Meanwhile Colin had gone online and discovered that there was a Sally Hansen store at the Gran Plaza. So off he went by car to the embarcadero where he took a panga over to Mazatlan. From there he traveled by pulmonia to the mall. He had the driver wait for him, dashed and got what he needed and was back here within 90 minutes. By the way that is when Caeli escaped last night, just after Colin had left. The cost to us including transport was about 450pesos/28.00CAD/21.00USD, well worth the expense.
Coincidentally Colin had been reading about mice in a National Geographic earlier in the day. Here is a loose copy of a part of the article.
Six months after a mouse is born it reaches adulthood. For five more months they eat and gain weight that they will burn off having sex for up to 3 weeks straight. Some couplings can last 14 hours. They get really stressed and produce a hormone called cortisol which is deadly in large amounts. Their high testosterone keeps the cortisol gushing when it should shut off. As the cortisol reaches toxic levels the male mouse’s immune system and other systems fail. The mouse will drop dead before it’s first birthday. The female will produce up to 14 young.
14 hours, are you kidding me 😥
Well not quite. Colin decided to check his traps just as we were going in for the night.