So, our delightful Sam was very busy this weekend at his art table apparently devising the world's first "kind" mousetrap. Let me digress a moment. We don't have a mouse problem at our home, knock on wood. And although Sam is an animal FANATIC, he seems to find no qualms about hunting animals. So we're not sure where this whole responsible extermination idea evolved from. I hope my pictures do it justice.
When I asked Sam to explain his idea, he said that he made the trap look like a clubhouse...a cool place where mice would want to hang out and eat cheese. So they would voluntarily enter the trap through the font door.
The mouse will believe that he is in for a grand 'ole time until he looks at the wall on the inside of the trap where the back side of the door is. The monster's mouth is covering the door, frightening the mouse so badly that he won't be able leave back through the door.
And if that isn't enough to stop the mouse's escape, the sign on the floor meaning "do not leave, mouse" is sure to do the trick.
When Sam finds a mouse in his mousetrap, he plans on releasing him in the backyard. Easy. PETA would be proud.