I love mice. As a kid I had many as pets, until I progressed to rats.
I don't know how people can be scared of them. They are cute and cuddly, not 8-legged and creepy. I was speaking at a camp earlier on in the year and was rudely interupted by one of my leaders freaking out because she saw a mouse. I thought ladies just did that in the movies.
Wild mice, while still cute, are an annoyance, especially when they are thriving in my shed. I set three traps last night and was quite excited (as were the boys) to see the carnage this morning. We were bitterly dissappointed. All the cheese was gone, and the traps hadn't been set off. The wierd thing was that I had tied the cheese to the traps! The culprits must be MacGyver fans ;-)
I will not be defeated. Be assured that I will do research and will be building the mouse trap from nam. In the meantime, have a look at a mouse problem of Biblical proportions.