I am no stranger to critters in my room. I’ve had spiders, crickets, ants, lizards… Yes, even lizards. I had another little visitor last night around 3 in the morning. I awoke from a light dozed after turning in for the night only about an hour before.
What was that?
Okay, I’m going to slooowly reach for the light remote aaaand– Aha!
I made eye contact with a mouse about the size of a golf ball before he ran under my nightstand which might have seemed like a good hiding spot but was, in fact, not. He only had one way out, I saw, once I got down there with my phone glowing into the opening. There he was, basically trapped.
So, I grabbed the closest storage container I had, emptied it and put it in front of his only exit. It only took a small tap on the side of the nightstand to get him out. He panicked for a little while before settling down, which is when we finally got a good look at each other. He seemed to make a soft noise as we stared at each other and then went to a corner of the box to doze.
“Bored, are ya? Okay, well, I’ll let you go then.”
The weather was nice outside so, I figured, he wouldn’t mind being released back into the wild. He didn’t seem so willing to run away until I shooed him, so I’d like to think that we now have a bit of an understanding between the two of us. Not that I really want him to come visiting again any time soon. I’m obviously not the type to jump up on a chair and scream when I see a mouse, but I’m just worried he might chew on the wrong thing one day.
Well, I should really be going to bed. Still researching the right place to send my story. I have two places to consider possibly right now and, meanwhile, the story I’m working on for NaNoWriMo is beginning to take better form now. At least, it is in my head and not so much on paper. That’s what editing is for though, right?