Finally, we finished off the last mouse in our kitchen. A number of four of them have been living in our kitchen for weeks. They ate our food and walked on our plate and bowl. Then my father used poison to kill them all. Actually I don’t like this method coz the mouses may die in a well-hidden place. We don’t know it until we “smell” its rotten body.
I remember I saw a fat rat as big as a cat, somehwere in a KL street. I could not believe my eyes. Too bad I didn’t bring my camera. It is quite common that the mouses running under your table when you makan in mamak stall. They are really good climber. I have personally seen them used telephone wire to move from one house to another, and also eating the fruit on the tree.
Well, most of us hate rats and mouses. But there are two interesting things I find about mouse. The first thing is that they are not “racism”. A long time ago, we had white mouses as pet and one of them ran away. After one month, I heard loud noise from the roof. I knew these were the damn rats playing on the roof again, so I used a torch light to point at them to scare them away. What I saw surprised me, I saw our long-lost white mouse was running away with a group of 3 or 4 other brown mouses. Seem like it mixed quite well with the new gang.
The second thing is mouses really care about one another. When a mouse is in trouble and cry for help, other mouses will come to it. But very sorry lah, I am kind of exploiting their kind nature. That’s why I like to use mouse glue. If one mouse is trapped, the rest will come to help and end up all being trapped too. So I usually could trap 3 to 5 mouses in one night. That’s quite cruel to send their whole family to… They are actually kind animal, so they should go to heaven, right?