I seem to be going through a spate of animal magnetism. When I went into the laundry room to do the jeans, I had a double arm full, used an elbow to lift the lid, and looked in briefly before I began dumping (yes, I HAVE been known to forget to empty out last week's last load...) The machine was "loaded" lightly, but I can't figure out how. The lid was DOWN, is HEAVY, fits TIGHTLY, and the dead mouse was full sized. So, how? Surely I didn't wash him... Surely not.
The machine has been making funny noises the last few loads. Working the body up into the tub? A full grown, DEAD mouse... Two Faced came to help me with the clothes, so I set them on top of the dryer and lifted her into the tub. She was very worried about what she was being put inside for. (Now, had I gone out and gotten Spelunker, he'd have probably curled up with it and gone to sleep in the nicely rounded space.) Well, maybe not.
Gingerly, I took the body by the tail, turned on the porch light, opened the back door, and watched a full grown POSSUM vacate the cat food bowl. The empty, and has been for hours, cat food bowl. I tossed the mouse to it, but he ran before he saw that it was food, not a weapon.
I think the guy took his traps home too soon. He ran RIGHT PAST where Wide Load got caught. Had the trap been reset, I'd be rid of another pest I did not invite for dinner.