A female wood mouse has been trapped in the humane mouse trap by Trapman for a few hours. I deliberately feed and water any mice I have using the ‘temporary lodgings’.
However unbeknown to me, a trapped female was pregnant and gave birth to five cute, blind and hairless babies. What was I to do now? They were all moved to a larger box and placed in a quiet corner of the garden. Over the weeks they eventually could be seen in the garden running around. Eventually one by one they were all captured in the humane mouse traps and released into the wild after me collecting more bumblebee bedding material!!
This is why it is so important to regularly check humane mouse traps. Set them in cool shaded areas as the sun could soon heat up and the mice may die of thirst.