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Something is eating mice in my basement
Posted by Kae on December 22, 2004, 10:43 pm
I have recently had a problem with mice in my house in the Laurel Highlands of PA. I set several mouse traps. Two of them were set in the utility room which houses the furnace. When I came back to check on these traps a couple of days later, there were patrial mice on them (mainly the head). I believe that something is eating the mice. I hope it isn't a racoon or some other large mammal, but rather a snake. The house is only a year old. Could it be a snake and if so, how can I tell?
The Appalachian Naturalist