So here we go again, another injured mouse! I was woken up around 5am by squealing. I found this mouse stuck in the wire. He had squeezed half of his body through but was stuck and couldn’t get his hips through. As soon as he saw me he freaked out and tried to shove his head through the square at the top. He had blood all over his back paws. I really wasn’t sure how I’d get him out, if I even could, but it turned out to be really easy, just snipped the square where his hips were stuck and then he backed out of the top square with a little coaxing. The garbage can was the only thing handy. That’s blood, not dirt in the can and you can see his tail is pretty messed up. Never in my life have I even seen a mouse and now I’ve had two injured ones in the past year, life in the country? So he’ll rehab in the can for a few days, at least it’s warm in here
I am curious though – don’t an animal’s whiskers give it a gauge on what what they can fit through? Is this mouse just not very smart? Gained more weight than he realized?