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quadrant2005 wrote at 2013-12-12 01:02:08
I also did the same this evening a wild mouse, That had gotten into my home. I released it in the back garden a few days ago and its come back in. I caught it again this evening after i had caught him i wanted to hold him in my hand so i also picked him up half way along his tail and all the fur came off this really upset me :( i picked him back up and managed to slide the fur back onto the tail. Using the ridges of the fur to slide it all the way back up onto the tail. Im hoping it will be ok as i didnt mean to hurt it, It made me feel so sad to see the bone of its tail poor thing. Im going to give it some food and look after it for a few days see how it is. Then see about finding it somewhere to live that is not here. Unless i get a mouse cage and some nice things for it just over the winter then let it out in the good weather regards Richard  


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