I never thought I'd feel bad for mice....

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Registered: 11-21-2001
I never thought I'd feel bad for mice....
Mon, 11-12-2012 - 12:38pm

Yesterday DH and I started cleaning up the yard....blowoing leaves, cutting back bushes, etc.  I have an above-ground garden that has a decorative water wheel.  i  had finished up what I was doing outside and went in to clean.  DH came in to tell me that he picked up the water wheel to bring it into the garage and something came running out from under it.  I went outside and there were three baby mice just lying there.  One was definitely breathing but the other two looked as it they were gone.  I felt so bad...apparently the mother had built a nest under the water wheel and DH disturbed it.

Now...I don't want these mice in my house...I would never knowingly kill something outside.  I told him to just leave the waterwheel where it was....I covered the mice with leaves.  Maybe the mom will come back for them.  But I felt like a "murderer"....

Laura