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    #31
    Re: How am I to quilt when...

    Originally posted by Sew Perfect View Post
    the owner of a nearby quilt shop was telling me the other day about how he was bitten by a Copperhead snake in his basement. He had no idea how it got there, but he and his wife were able to sever the heard. He was in ICU for sometime.
    I will never go down in our creepy basement again (unless I absolutely have to)!!!
    Shirley aka buckeyequilter
    I work to support a sewing habit that I don't have time for, because I work!

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      #32
      Re: How am I to quilt when...

      Yuck, Yuck!! I would very much want it GONE. Mice are a royal pain. My fear would be they would think my quilting fabric would be perfect material to line their nest.

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        #33
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        I hate mice too, and have goose bumps reading your post. We have a crawl space ubder the breakfast room that was an add on to our house. When we remodeled the kitchen it must have disturbed the little buggers ( that I didn't know were cohabitating with us), cause they came up into the kitchen cabinets. DH got rid of them with something, but I knew more of their relatives would move in. My friends Dad said to look outside along the foundation for areas that looked like there was a hole or depression in the dirt. He said to go to the dollar store and buy steel wool and cram it in there. They won't go through it because it will cut them. I bought every box they had and so far it has worked like a charm.

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          #34
          Re: How am I to quilt when...

          Originally posted by Bubby View Post
          I have a spare home...you're welcome to use it, but it's here in Licking. I suspect there is a black snake in the basement because I find shed skin from time to time.

          Oh, Bubby! I have a true phobia re. Snakes of any kind... How can you live either a snake in your basement? Big Shudder!


          Sandy from Cincinnati


          AKA Kermit

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            #35
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            I am surprised you have mice with the schnauzer. They are excellent mousers. That is what they were originally bred for. To go in to sewers and underground to get rid of rats and mice. We had a miniature schnauzer that was a great mouser. Put the dog down there for a few days and your problem may disappear.
            Blankets wrap you in warmth, quilts wrap you in love

            Marilyn......
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              #36
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              LOL...omg I am laughing so hard!!! Ya'll are so funny. While I am reading all this agreeing with every word about snakes, mice, moths, and the lot, I have my feet under me because now I am afraid to put them on the floor....

              Happy Friday to ya'll

              Jo

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                #37
                Re: How am I to quilt when...

                LOL the thought of Sally Sue catching a mouse is too funny. She weighs 5 lbs and is the biggest baby. She is so scared of our shadows created by the porch light, that at night i have to take a flashlight to get her to potty. I think she missed that gene.
                Keep the Faith

                dizzyLiz

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                  #38
                  Re: How am I to quilt when...

                  That would be it for me, too! Rats/mice/roaches. Can't deal with any of those things! Spiders/lizards/frogs - don't want them on me or in the house, but they don't scare the bejeebers out of me.

                  I could loan you my DD's little dachshund. She nailed a rat bigger than herself in the back yard of a house DD was renting at one time. And boy was she proud of herself! I didn't want to touch her for a long time, though.
                  Last edited by dwil23; January 17, 2014, 04:55 AM.
                  Donna

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                    #39
                    Re: How am I to quilt when...

                    Oh JEEZ.
                    I can deal with a 'tiny' dose of mice, spiders and bats.

                    But DEFINATELY NOT snakes.
                    No, No, NO!

                    A LIZARD? Oh, HE**, NO!
                    I really need to get off the exclamation point.
                    It may give people the idea that I'm bright and cheerful all the time....

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                      #40
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                      Oh good Golly this thread has been so much fun to read! I'm so glad I live up here in Canada. We don't have snakes in our basements, well not in the city anyway. Usually you find them in the woods or just small green Garter snakes in the grass. But we do have mice – IES! I was making out a grocery list while staying at a cottage, when I looked up to see a tiny field mouse on the floor by the cupboard. I screamed obscenities at him, the poor thing just shook so hard from fright, before he took off. Another morning I opened the fliptop garbage can in the kitchen, noticed the bag was flat and reached down to open it up, when I heard this skittering noise, I'm petrified of mice. Ran into the bedroom and started jumping up-and-down on the bed to get my husband to come and get the mouse. Well outta bed he gets, no clothes on, walks into the kitchen, calmly takes the garbage can over to the door, tosses out mousie, returns garbage can to place, returns to bed! Now how easy was freakin' that??!! Two hours later I calmed down. LLast time we went to that cottage I'll tell ya. There was more wildlife in the cottage, than outside!

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                        #41
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                        The above story reminds me of something that happened at the lake one summer. My grandson was about seven at the time, and he and I were over at our lot and my husband was over at the lodge. I walked up to the bathroom, as I was about to take my seat, I saw out of the corner of my eye a sssssssssssssssssssssssssnake! To this day, I have no clue #1, how I did not wet all over myself and #2, how I made it back to our lot without my shorts around my ankles! I said to Tyler, quite frantically I'm sure, that I needed him to go get the snake out of the bathroom. He asked what kind it was and when I told him a garter snake about 18' long, he said, no, not if it's only a garter snake!!! I think it's the only time I ever came close to striking that child. I grabbed the two way radio and called my husband....here is what he heard - DASKFJAWEKLRU1238738UR ****!!!!!!!! SNAKE!!!!!!!!! ASLDFJWOQIERU34UKJSDKJJGIORU548 BATHROOM!! I heard back, giggling and I'll be right there. In my efforts to keep our area snake free, I made him take it to the other side of the lake where I'm sure it still lives.
                        pat.

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                          #42
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                          This thread is astounding to me… and funny. Guess most of you are city folks

                          Me:

                          Bugs in the house - get appropriate exterminating measures done.

                          Mice in the house - set traps or bring in the good mouser from the barn (Though we don't have a good one right now, so it would just be traps. We have two neutered males and they are crap for catching mice. I need another female.)

                          Bat in the house - leave door or window open so it can fly out. They don't want to be stuck in here anyways and bats are awesome.

                          Snake in the house - Catch and release if not poisonous. Love snakes, good doobies.

                          Lizard (never has happened) but would also catch and release. Lizards are cool.

                          Spiders - catch and release. Don't love them, but not afraid of them.

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                            #43
                            Re: How am I to quilt when...

                            What the heck is a good doobie????
                            pat.

                            No rain....no rainbows!


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                              #44
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                              Ahhh Vita, when you live in a congested city you don't have the option of going to the barn to get a mouser.. ....especially when your hubby is a walking cat allergen. If you like to watch him swell up, sneeze, have his eyes turn red and run..... I spent my summer on a farm til I was 12 so I am/was used to the "friends" around. But after moving 8 times in 15 years, too many of the critters we have found are not pleasant to have around, whether the scorpions, the black widows, the coral snakes or the rattlers. The little lizards are entertaining, but I still don't want them inside.. And no matter how you cut it, and no matter where I have lived.................i still DON'T DO MICE! Mice and tornados are the bugaboos in my life.....even the hurricanes don't bother me as much as the tornados and mice......<<<shudder>>>. Hubby has assured me that we haven't had any more. but do I trust him? hmmmmmmmmmm.

                              BTW, Marilyn, our Schnauzer is a Giant....he weighs 100lbs. and mousing is beneath his dignity. When our mini was alive, she would have cowed all of the mice..and the giant-into submission. Nobody messed with Greta Garbo! She even took care of the skunk in the back yard. She was prouder of it than we were...

                              bubba- good doobie as in they do good! Good doobie...you do a good job. Used to tell my kids they were good doobies!










                              Last edited by IBake; January 17, 2014, 01:12 PM.
                              Home is where your mother is..........;)

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                                #45
                                Re: How am I to quilt when...

                                Originally posted by Vita View Post
                                This thread is astounding to me… and funny. Guess most of you are city folks

                                Me:

                                Bugs in the house - get appropriate exterminating measures done.

                                Mice in the house - set traps or bring in the good mouser from the barn (Though we don't have a good one right now, so it would just be traps. We have two neutered males and they are crap for catching mice. I need another female.)

                                Bat in the house - leave door or window open so it can fly out. They don't want to be stuck in here anyways and bats are awesome.

                                Snake in the house - Catch and release if not poisonous. Love snakes, good doobies.

                                Lizard (never has happened) but would also catch and release. Lizards are cool.

                                Spiders - catch and release. Don't love them, but not afraid of them.
                                LOL...I have always lived in the country but I don't want the critters living in the house with me. If it's a bug..I squash it...if it's a BIG bug...hubby squashes it while I put my feet up in the chair in case he misses.
                                Shirley aka buckeyequilter
                                I work to support a sewing habit that I don't have time for, because I work!

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