Huttonian was not in rant mode
yesterday in the quiet sprogless house with only the capture of another mouse to report. It gave me a knowing look at the moment of its release in the Kirk yaird (Scots) as if to say ‘see yer later-I have half a slice of cheese to finish ‘ Trouble is it is difficult to be sure if you get the same critter a second time. The grandson, now in Oz, suggested cutting off a tail before letting the mouse go so as to get positive identification next time round. I dairsnt (Northumb) do this for fear of retaliation from the ALF and I am not sure I have the stomach for it any how. It could be a waste of effort as we might ensnare a visiting Manx mouse which are tailless naturally. Interestingly the little fellow from yesterday scampered off happily enough in the general direction of the Isle of Man so he may have gone for reinforcements-I feel a fit of scissor sharpening coming on. There are times when we must stand up and be counted and risk the ALF.