@Victor Latest animal saga this morning - cats making a racket then wife shouts -'It's a mouse' - the cats have got it cornered! We live on the lake and it's -13 deg c most nights so mice are always moving in for the winter. Anyway get down on my hand and knees for the live capture (Daren't hurt the little bugger) get him and take him outside to the 12" of snow. He or maybe she (later) runs around a bit and the girls feel sorry for him so they build a house out of cardboard and put food in it - great he/she likes it for two minutes and then back out into the snow - heads off around the front. Open the front door and the little bugger is sitting there waiting to come back in! Now the girls are in full sympathy mode! take it here take it there! - then the final decision we'll keep it in a spare aquarium that we used for the hamsters! Rounded it up and now it's living comfortably in wood shavings and a toilet roll core in the aquarium in one of the girl's bedrooms - I say he or she because they think it may be pregnant!!