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    Wow @ your little girl lasting for that long. That's excellent...lol @ letting the yabby free. I suppose that's the difference growing up fishing. I have no problems setting up a line or baiting up. I am sure this will gross out a couple of other chicks but I also scale and gut my own catches

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    The dog was great. In fact, I am worried that she is sick, because she was so calm, she was no trouble at all, even though there were people picnicking nearby and other people fishing.
    That is so funny Beloz, I have thought the same thing lately when Snoop is calm for extended periods, I do an extra tick inspection, thinking paralysis is the cause of him not jumping around like a kid on red cordial.

    Maybe they are just "maturing" nicely.

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    Oh, I would gut and scale a fish no probs. If we ever catch one... And I've fiinished of quite a few mice that didn't quite die in the traps, so it's not the killing as such that gets to me. It was the "keeping it alive and sticking hooks through its body" that was too much for me though... Maybe we will try lure fishing next time! In a spot with less obstacles though.

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    Haha just between you and me there are a couple of mice in the shed that I want to finish off, but the boyfriend would finish me off LMAO

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    I have actually euthanised pet baby mice. They were only half pets though. A wild mouse somehow managed to mate with our pet mice!

    But usually they were wild mice in the traps that weren't quite dead. My daughter watched me kill quite a few of them with one swift blow of the wrench and didn't flinch!

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    Wow, I read on the net that wild mice will kill domestic mice...that is really interesting. We have Master Splinter, he is a wild mouse, Luke found him at work one day with two of his siblings when they were wee little pink things, and he brought them home (much to my disgust) and had raised them..we even took them camping...yes I know, anyway he loves animals very much, so i gave in. Unfortuanately his two siblings didn't make it, so Master Splinter lives out his days as a confirmed bachelor in a tank in the shed. We bought a domestic mouse to see if he wanted a girlfriend, but he attackd her, so we bought her a friend (one of her litter mates) and they are like Patty and Zelma of the mice world. They live in a tank next to Splinter, so they are aware of them. I love my boyfriend, so I tolerate the mice. I love that he is an animal lover, my girls love animals too.

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    This thread is going way off track, but I don't mind.

    I think the wild mice must have mated with our pets through the cage wire. When I discovered the first babies, I was so angry with the pet shop because of course I assumed that they'd mistakenly given us a boy instead of a girl. So I took the mouse I thought was the dad to the vet to see if we could have him desexed. And the vet told me "Sorry, we cannot castrate him, because he is a she." That's when I got totally confused and I ended up taking the whole cage with the 2 adult mice and the 15 or whatever baby mice to the vet's! And they confirmed that both adult mice were girls and that they most likely both had given birth. So wild mice was the only solution to the mystery as we had had the pets for a few months before they got pregnant.

    We didn't handle those baby mice and by the time the sexes had to be separated they were wild as anything. They jumped as soon as you came near them. So I brought them to the vet to be euthanised.

    The next litter - again must have been from mating with a wild mouse - I euthanised myself when they were a day old. After some internet research I set up a gas chamber that used baking soda and vinegar, which sounds pretty gruesome, but it was a good way to deal with it. They just drifted off to sleep...

    And then we had another litter, but this time because the new mouse we got from the pet shop - to replace the one that the dog killed - came to us pregnant. We did handle those babies and they ended up being very tame. I ended up bringing those to the RSPCA after some pet rat/mice organisation urged me not to give them away for free as people would buy them as snake food. And also because I didn't trust myself to sex them. That's when the RSPCA vet gave me a right lecture that made it appear as if I was a totally irresponsible pet owner, just when I felt so proud about the way I'd handled it...

    I managed to persuade my daughter to give the mice away to a family who would give them more attention. And she agreed on the condition that we'd then start fostering cats! My daughter is a tough negotiator... But I find cats less work than mice.

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    Oh wow, I don't know if I could kill the mouselings. It's almost like I don't consider fish to be animals, they are dinner to me. Thats odd about the domestic mice and the wild mice mating.

    I let my boyfriend deal with the mice and fish, I am quite happy dealing with Oskar, and stuff. Picking up one of his shits is not as yuck to me as cleaning out the mice enclosuresIam definitely a dog person.

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    I started resenting our pet mice because they really are filthy animals. I had never had a pet that pood in its food bowl!

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    My sister got ringworm from getting too close to her mice. I think in the end they ate their way out of the cage and lived in the termite shed - with the wild mice and visiting cats and dogs and possums... sigh.

    Can't say I like mice at all, would have no problems with them becoming snake food. I suspect the ones in my back yard are lizard food.

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