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Do mice eat mice?

It’s that time of year – the mice are coming in for the Winter. They’re making an awful ruckus. I set a trap between our two freezers (where the cats can’t get to it but the mice can) and caught my first of the season last night.

I didn’t want to deal with it then, so I put it off until morning.

In the morning, I note the trap and mouse were dragged partway behind one freezer. Not surprising, I didn’t feel like dealing with it in the morning, either.

By afternoon, the trap was there, but the mouse was gonzo.

I know mice are opportunistic omnivores. I’ve known them eat everything from soap to silicon spatulas. But cannibalism? Really?

p.s. the internet says they will, but due to starvation or overcrowding.

p.p.s. yes, Roberta McCain was in the Dead Pool. You know what that means.

October 13, 2020 — 6:35 pm
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