Monday, September 21, 2009


Originally uploaded by carly scholz
I wanted to get a photo of the whole mouse, but I also didn't want Hanta Virus from touching it. And Carly wanted me to be gentle with the poor traumatized little guy.If you squint just right you can see that little line is its tail.


At 11:16 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We had an infestation of rats here (they ate through my carpet!) and were forced to go with the deadly traps. We just checked for them early before the kids got up.

If it makes you feel any better common house mice don't carry Hanta. That's a tidbit of knowledge I gleaned from having a roommate who worked with rodents for the CDC.

Love your trap.


At 12:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

also hanta is (if i recall aright) transmitted through dessicated faeces of rodent vectors. one gets exposed to it by breathing the dust or getting the dust onto one's hands and the like. is hanta virus that far east? i thought it was mostly a arid western states thing? the cdc lists one case of exposure ever as of 2007 in north carolina.


At 7:24 PM, Blogger Scholz said...

Thanks ladies. I actually knew that. :)
Hantavirus was a convenient placeholder for my unfounded fears of germs, diseases and rodanthropy that might arise from a mouse scratch.

At 8:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh ha ha... "germs" what a quaint 19th century way of thinking about disease etiology.

just kidding.. i ned to go disinfect my organism now...



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