Living overseas, we have all sorts of critters that come in and out of the house. I don't love sharing the house with them, but it's just part of life. When the weather turned colder here in Arkansas a few weeks ago, we began to suspect that a furry visitor had found a nice "bed & breakfast" somewhere in our kitchen.
My fearless kids soon found the rodent and captured it for release in a brush pile by our back fence. The next evening, a mouse looking VERY much like this one found its way into our home again. Once again, our rodent hunters captured it. But before they released it to the brush pile, they took a little gold spray paint (Christmas crafts!) and marked the mouse's tail. Just in case. Sure enough, the next morning, a little mouse with a gold rear end streaked through the kitchen. This time, the head mouse hunter, Aaron, took the persistent and clever animal far away to the ball park. And we have yet to see a mouse in the house since.