FOWC with Fandango — Trap

A bit late today:
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I was fascinated by the venus fly trap, and would tickle their sensors to make them close.
What I didn’t realise was that I was actually killing the plant because it hadn’t trapped anything and therefore didn’t get any nutrients from an empty sac.
Although I don’t like spiders, I appreciate the beauty of their webs, which in turn are traps for insects which are then cocooned in the arachnid’s larder.

Hubby used traps for pest control, and we made a couple of mouse traps from a design found on the internet. Yes, I banged some nails and staples into the contraption under Hubby’s guidance as he did the same.
Our bait was lard and bird seed, and within  an hour, my trap had a mouse in it.
Next day, my trap had two mice in it, and his was still ‘virgin’.
The following day he was really excited as he’d broken hs duck and a mouse was merrily noshing away inside his trap. Mine had three.
Maybe they were attracted to the ‘pheromones’ secreted in my sweat making the trap!

 

 

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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