What’s for dinner? Roast Mouse?

I first became aware of a problem when I preheated the oven to heat some tortillas. I noticed smoke billowing from every opening of the stove. I assumed that it was a small grease spill that would quickly burn off.
After I was forced to open the windows I realized that I needed to find a remedy. There was no sign of a spill on the floor of the oven so I removed the bottom panel. There was no spill beneath the panel. It was then that I noticed an “object” lodged between the bottom panel and a plate of metal that acts as a flame spreader. When my wife asked “How did grease get in there?” I had the realization that maybe it had crawled in there. There is not much left of our visitor after several bakings but some whiskers and the hind legs were clearly visible.
I had a little chat with our 3 cats about their responsibility on maintaining a vermin free environment. Bon Appétit!
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4 thoughts on “What’s for dinner? Roast Mouse?

  1. Yikes…..Marcia and I had a bat once in our kitchen in Boston…heard the noise for days…but superindentent ( janitor) couldn’t find anything….finally found bat in paper bag ( our garbage) noise was his wings against sides….! ug ! Sharrie

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  2. Update! Samantha the cat was poking around under the hutch. I could see nothing but she was definitely interested in something. Later there was a dead mouse on the floor. I picked up Buster the cat and lifted him AWAY FROM THE FOOD DISH AND PLANTED HIM IN FRONT OF THE DEAD RODENT!!! He just walked away in complete indifference. This is what I have to deal with. We’ll cook the mouse tonight. 2 minutes should do it.

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