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Re: vacation.....HA!


I remember - they were cute - in a big aquarium in the laundry room, weren't they??  You do live in a zoo woman.

:-)

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Jesse Bell" <jesserenebell@hotmail.com>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Wed, 11 Jun 2003 07:20:38 -0500

>I agree Marge...I think they're cute too...around here they call them "deer 
>mice" because of the fawn color and big, big black eyes.  I've caught 
>several in my house and we kept them over the winter cause there was no 
>place for them to go in the ice (we had three months of solid ice).  I have 
>a cockatiel and I fed the mice the same bird food and Cheerios.  They loved 
>it.   When spring came, I released them.  I was sad.  They are so darn cute.
>
>Jesse Rene' Bell
>Claremore, OK
>Zone 6
>
>
>>From: "Marge Talt" <mtalt@hort.net>
>>Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
>>To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>>Subject: Re: [CHAT] vacation.....HA!
>>Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2003 01:34:06 -0400
>>
>>Actually, I think field mice are cute as all get out.  They're the
>>ones with huge black shoe-button eyes and little pink rubber eraser
>>noses - fawn color with lighter tummies.  Raised a couple of babies
>>once and hated when it came time to release them....voles are NOT
>>cute.  I have never had any plant damage from field mice and there
>>are tons of them around here...voles is another story; many a tulip
>>gone; many a lily lost; many a hosta with the guts eaten out of it,
>>etc., etc.   Field mice eat mainly seeds and some insects and
>>possibly some fruit, I think - of course, if they get in the house,
>>they'll eat bread crumbs and other stuff if they can find it.  Voles
>>eat roots, bulbs and rhizomes.  I have NOTHING good to say about
>>voles...
>>
>>Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
>>mtalt@hort.net
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>>----------
>> > From: Donna  <justme@prairieinet.net>
>> >
>> > Hum.... will have to check out the tail. Once it stop raining, I
>>will go
>> > out and see if I can have her move the family again... this time I
>>will
>> > be ready with a camera:)
>> >
>> > Guessing I will be heading to the store for some mouse traps...
>>what do
>> > you bait it with?
>> >
>> > Donna
>> > >
>> > > It your cute critters have long skinny tails and are small- they
>>are
>> > mice
>> > > If they have short stubby or no tails- they are voles.  Major
>>varmits.
>> > > Mice
>> > > traps kill both.  My husband was so upset when I was setting
>>traps for
>> > > these
>> > > at our old house.... until they devours, killed his favorite
>>plants.
>> > Then
>> > > he started resetting the traps too.
>> > >
>> > > (P.S.- they multiply like rabbits...)
>> > >
>> > > Theresa
>> >
>> >
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