I am contemplating making one of those live traps with a deep bucket, a dowel and a toilet paper tube. You put the bait on the tube, it turns when the mouse walks onto it, and the mouse falls into the bucket.
But will that tube actually turn? I’m sitting here with a tube on a broomstick thinking a well balanced mouse might not make it shift at all.
Is there some ideal ratio of tube to dowel size?
These are little deer mice most likely.
And the reason I need a live trap, is they seem to be able to eat the peanut butter off the snap traps without triggering snap.