Monday, February 9, 2009

It's The Law

Did you know it's illegal to trap mice in Cleveland, Ohio without a hunting license? Yep, it's against the law to defend your own home from invasive rodents.

Okay, so this brings up all sorts of questions. Such as, how do they enforce this? Are valuable police resources expended going through people's trash, searching for little mouse carcases or do you suppose there's a special bureau just for this? Is there a limit to the number of mice you can get in a season? Must you state the reason for which you are applying for the license? Food? Sport? Fur-trapping? How long has it been since anyone actually bought a mouse license? I must admit I got very silly thinking of the expression on the face of the clerk receiving a form for such a license. And is there a specific mouse license or do you think it's a generic hunting license with a mouse stamp on it? Must you display the license on your person when engaging in mouse hunting? As in the entire time you have traps set within your home? I wonder what the penatly is for trapping without one. Can you imagine calling someone to bail you out after being hauled in for illegal mouse trapping?

Yes, these are the things I want to know. I'm sure you do as well, now that I've brought this to your attention.

No blog tomorrow - girls' night out.


Amarinda Jones said...

I'm sorry but I need to point out you are weird

Regina Carlysle said...

Yes, if you trap mice without a license I'm calling the Mouse Police on you, Barb!

Anny Cook said...

But what are the answers? All questions with no answers???