Column by Hal Walter
Wildlife – March 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine
I HAD SHOT PLENTY OF MICE in the house before. But this one was different.
From my office I heard the snap of the trap in the utility room, and then some struggling. You never want to go look immediately. Even when the bar strikes the mouse right behind the neck, sometimes it takes a little while for it to die. But this time the scuffling in the utility room didn’t stop. I knew the mouse trap had not sprung cleanly.