Thread: Snake Traps?
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Old 08-24-04, 04:16 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I think the bottle trick is worth a try, but do not use a live mouse.

Cornered animals can be very dangerous, and if the mouse reacts violently to the introduction of a snake into that small of a space, the snake may not be able to back out, or escape if it makes it in all the way.

By the time the mouse is subdued you could have a mortally wounded pet. Try frozen/thawed and let it sit overnight. It'll get a little ripe but it shouldn't stink up the house right away

If you're going to have a heat pad out, put it beside the bottle, not underneath. With the pad underneath. the mouse will decomp at a much faster rate and produce lots of nasty bacteria, plus the bottle will become a heat trap and your snake may die of heat prostration before you can rescue it.

--edit: left out half a sentence somehow --
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