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Published:February 6th, 2016 16:58 EST

Victorian Mousetrap Traps Mouse While on Display at Museum

By Robert Paul Reyes

"A British museum said the mousetrap that caught an invading rodent recently wasn`t there for pest control, it was a 155-year-old piece on display.


The University of Reading`s Museum of English Rural Life said workers arriving Thursday morning noticed an unusual email from an assistant curator: There appears to be a dead mouse in this mousetrap ... which is not described as being there on the database.

The mouse apparently walked inside the Victorian-era mousetrap, which wasn`t baited, and quickly found itself trapped inside."


If the old adage is true that if you build a better mousetrap, the world will beat a path to your door, then the folks in England should be beating a path to the museum where this 155-year-old mousetrap is on display.

The dead mouse is sufficient proof that this mousetrap still works after all these years. But it`s a shame that after a century and a half people still hate mice, they are adorable little creatures.

In this enlightened age we shouldn`t buy mousetraps that kill or injure the rodents, we should purchase one that traps the mouse, so that we can release it outdoors.

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