September 14, 2006

Stench Overboard!

It turns out my bat theory was wrong. Well, I'm still pretty convinced we had/have a bat that is unaccounted for, but the stench from behind the wall took a far more disgusting form as it turned out. Facing the smell of decay on both sides of the computer area, mom snapped and "urged" dad to take out the offending section of wall.

It turns out this was a good move, because the decaying corpses of at least 6 mice lay within. I say "at least" because some of these mice were in such an advanced state of composition that it was impossible to tell what was what. We're talking tails, fur, and miscellaneous goo. The smell was unbelievable, but the corpses were removed and given a proper burial (i.e. the trashcan outside. Waaaay outside.)

The wall is being attached rather loosely in case we ever have to do this again. Hopefully the doorway won't collapse on my head when I go into my room. You never know around here.

Now only one stench remains. I am scared.

Posted by Andy at September 14, 2006 10:31 PM to the General category

Remind me not to read your blog while eating breakfast. :)

Would it perhaps make more sense just to leave the wall OUT? If critters keep getting stuck in it, maybe it would be better if it was removed. Of course, I don't know how feasible that is. But SIX mice, geeze... did one die and the others come to investigate/scavenge and just get stuck too? Talk about a better mousetrap....

.... should I really be coming over Sat? :)

Posted by: DQ at September 15, 2006 07:51 AM

Hey, you should be thankful all of this happened yesterday and not tomorrow!

Posted by: Andy at September 15, 2006 05:30 PM
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