Mice too clever for poison

This video is called House mouse (Mus musculus) in the back yard.

Translated from the forum of Vroege Vogels radio in the Netherlands:

February 7, 2013, 12:00

We had a stash of walnuts in our home, which also proved to be irresistible to mice. After we had unsuccessfully attempted to drive them away in various ways (they ate not only walnuts but also more substantial parts of our house) we, at wit’s end, used bait boxes with poison.

After a few days we went to see how this worked. Much to it our surprise, the mice proved to be able to read: “Keep out of reach of animals”. Completely independently, they had plugged both openings with our insulation material ……. Against that much cleverness, we cannot do anything!



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