Having a mouse in the house is no fun at all. And setting those traps and waiting to catch them is just as unpleasant. But one Reddit user experienced by far the most creepy mouse encounter ever.
When user smeadman07 heard the trap get triggered one night, he jumped out of bed to find not only a dead rodent, but also another furry critter glaring at him through a hole in the wall.
We've decided that there's one of two things that could be going on here. Either the bystander wanted the human to know he has his (beady) eye on him for killing his BFF. Or, we have a classic case of an evil mouse on our hands -- perhaps he knew the trap was out there and let his "friend" go first?
Either way, this photo is definitely going down in the books as one of the most unusual pest pics we've ever seen. Head over to Reddit to see what other users had to say. And if you've got a mouse problem, click through our slideshow to learn some unique ways to get rid of them. Hat tip to HappyPlace.
A friend of mine worked at a concession stand that was fancy enough to have pistachios. And not to gross you out, but a mouse once got into a stored-away bag, leaving nothing but shells behind. Terrible. But I thought this would be a logical bait to try. I ground up a few and left them on the trap. When I checked in, I found something odd: The pistachios were gone, but there wasn't a mouse in the trap. Did I have ghost mice? The verdict: Mice like pistachios, but maybe it's better to use a pistachio paste. Inconclusive. Flickr Photo by zanastardust
I had a few squares around and figured, hey, why not. This was unfortunately a gruesome test for me. When I came back to check on the trap, I found a mouse, still living, with its tail caught in the trap. And even worse, the chocolate was covered in ants. The verdict: Too gross, don't try it. Flickr Photo by John Loo
Before I had discovered the unpleasant results of using chocolate as bait, I also decided to try chocolate candies. This result wasn't as gross as plain chocolate, though. But it was weird, like the pistachio attempt. When I came back to the trap, there wasn't a trace of the candies anywhere, yet there was no mouse in the trap. The verdict: Don't bother. Flickr Photo by Alexandre Duret-Lutz
What, you've never seen a Tom & Jerry cartoon before? Mice love cheese, right? OK, I know this was going to be silly, but I was curious anyway. I baited the trap with a cube of cheddar and waited. Looks like only cartoon mice love cheese, because the cube just got dried-up and old from being ignored. The verdict: Don't bother. Flickr Photo by Anne Hornyak
This was dubious anyway, because the "logic" (if you can call it that) is based around mice passing gas. Allegedly, mice can't burp or pass gas, therefore they will explode if they drink something, well, gassy. I left out soda and waited for tiny fireworks. They never happened. The verdict: Don't even try it. Flickr Photo by Wojciech Kulicki
Peanut butter is what my father always used in our mouse traps, so it didn't surprise me that it was an effective bait. Did it make the underground rec room smell of PB sandwiches? Yes. But it also enticed mice. The verdict: It works. Flickr Photo by Dr Stephen Dann
If peanut butter works fine, this works brilliantly. I got this idea because a. I saw a comment on the original mouse post about how mice couldn't keep away from a homeowner's birdseed stash and b. birdseed alone wouldn't stick to the trap. So I made a paste of birdseed and a little bit of peanut butter...and really, it was only moments later that I heard the telltale SNAP of the mousetrap. The verdict: This is the best bait. Flickr Photo by Glen Edelson
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