Well, We have a mouse in our apt. First the roaches, then the mouse...ah, the joys of apartment living!
Our apartment backs up to thick woods, so it doesn't surprise me. On the other hand, we do have a LOT of cats around here, so I should think they were thwarting the mice off, and keeping them at bay.
For several weeks I had been hearing banging noises...clanging and things shifting in our kitchen. At night when husband has on call, it can sound kind of creepy. One night when he had on call, I kept hearing the banging, so I went downstairs of our apt/townhouse and turned on all the lights. I ended up leaving them on all night, plus I could not sleep all night!
Yesterday, I was sitting at the dinner table and working on the computer. My daughter comes in and gets a drink...screams "MOUSE" and runs out into the living room. The kitchen and dining are connected like a narrow rectangle. After she screamed, the mouse ran under the stove...I never saw him.
It was about 11 am mind you...a good bit of natural light coming through our small kitchen window. (I thought these guys were nocturnal...maybe he has his days and nights mixed up like I have lately! LOL)
Shortly afterwards, "the men of the house...aka dad and son" come to check it out. Right after they searched a bit and retired to the living room, I'm sitting here minding my own business and out comes the mouse from underneath the stove. He steps out, and stands there...motionless.
I called everyone back in to see. No kidding, he stood there for about 30 mins!!! He did not move accept to lick his hands a bit. It as almost as if he was making his presence known to us, and to let us know that he is not afraid of us! HAHA> So we watched him (from across the kitchen) and he watched us.
I grabbed my camera and got a shot from across the room. Jordan proceeds to name him Despero. I'm telling her DON'T get attached to this mouse, he is leaving this earth soon via Decon! Josh is saying, "where's a bb gun when I need one"...Jordan is saying, "Don't hurt Despero"...and I'm just sitting here taking it all in! Dad is saying, "Jordan stop naming the mouse"! HAHA. It was a comedy scene, just waiting to be written I tell ya.
So here is the best shot I could get from across the room and without a telephoto lens. Our mouse, Despero!