Last night Mr Mouse decided to be brave again while I was watching TV and explore the living room. So I grabbed the frying pan and chased him around the living room and kitchen. He hid under the fridge pretty well, 3 times I had to bat him back with the frying pan so he did not run back towards the living area. I propped the kitchen door open and tried to herd him towards it. Eventually he escaped my sight via small fridge tactical maneuvers.
So either he made it out the door (good) or he escaped my field of vision and ran back into the living area (bad).
This morning as I made my way out to breakfast I saw the corpse of a mouse the exact same size as Mr Mouse. If that was him he made it halfway down the alley before meeting some unknown fate. If it was him what are the odds that he would be lying dead in the path over 8 hours later from our dance? No dogs, birds or cats took him away. He did not die in some bush, or make his way into somebody else’s house. He’s right there for me to see.
I’m not attached to the mouse, although I did not want to hurt/kill him hence trying to herd him out the door. I’m just amazed at the odds! (Assuming that is Mr Mouse)