Awesome title! Sounds like a crime thriller 😱
Easy, it’s not as exciting as it sounds. Although…..
On Wednesday night, just after 02.30 a.m. I woke up and started to read for a while, in order to get me sleepy again. Quite an annoying habit!
However, suddenly something brushed my arm. Yikes! What the heck was that?! First, I thought it might have been a moth. When I turned around and shone the iPad light to the floor, I saw “something” quickly disappear around the bed corner 🤔
I believed my intuition and let the moth be a moth.
Not long after, I heard tiny feet scurry on the floor. Well, THAT definitely wasn’t a moth! And sure enough, in my iPad glow I finally spotted a mouse. WHAT??? How…wherefrom…why…???
I jumped up and closed the bedroom door, so it couldn’t disappear and hide somewhere in the big house.
Meanwhile, it dawned on me how the mouse must have come into the bedroom: The night before Odin came home in the middle of the night and jumped on our bed. That’s not unusual. But he looked like he was playing with the blanket and my feet and dozily I hoped, he didn’t bring us a “present”. Soon he lost interest and went downstairs again. I quickly looked through the blanket, if I might find a dead mouse, but – luckily – there was nothing. So, I fell asleep again and forgot the unimportance 🥱😴
BIG MISTAKE, as it turned out! 🐀
Back to last night: After I woke Patrik and told him about our intruder, I went to the cellar to get some cardboard boxes and a pair of gloves.
So, the nightly hunt began…. and lasted 1,5 hours! The tiny creature actually kept us on the go. A couple of times, while Patrik and I crept around the floor, looking for the little bugger, he peacefully sat on our bed, grooming itself! 🐭
Once Patrik came up with a murderous idea: To get Odin and let him do the job! Of course, this bloody plan was immediately disregarded!
At long last we were able to throw a blanket over the beast mouse and immediately wrapped it in it.
While I wrestled with it on the floor *harrumph*, Patrik got a travel bag in which we carefully stuffed the blanket along with mouse (hopefully)!
Together we carried the precious cargo downstairs, in underpants (Patrik) and shortie (me). Through the winter garden, where – mirabile dictu – Odin lay and gave us a fake yawn, and further outside, on to the patio.
Then we opened the bag, took out the blanket and warily opened it. In the dark we caught a glimpse of the finally freed animal, scurrying away towards the lavender. Farewell!
Happy End at least, which was the main thing!
Since it was nearly 04.30 a.m., and I usually get up around five, it wasn’t really worth it going back to sleep. So, I read for a short while, before I went downstairs and got ready for work.
Odin was waiting in the kitchen to get his morning goodies and oat milk. Did he blink and smirk at me……? I’m sure 😸
The day after I searched the net and found out what kind of mouse it was. A thoroughbred Apodemus Flavicollis, a “yellow-necked mouse”. Cute little things (when outside)!