Mouse in my Bowl!

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Blog entry by Bearpie posted 1414 days ago 1612 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was turning a China Berry limb and while turning this I stopped to take a look at what it had turned out to be. As it slowed down I spotted a mouse running round and round! My first thought was comical, “EEEK a MOUSE” I called the Li’l Lady from the house to see the mouse in the shop. She said “I don’t wanna see it” I said “You gotta” so she came in and stood at the door and I moved away from blocking the turning and she laughed! Hey that’s cool! I wished it had showed up further down the bowl as I still had about 2 more inches to carve out. Sadly the mouse is no more but I got pictures and video. I’m only showing the video cause when it is moving it looks like a mouse and in a still picture not so much like one.

Enjoy the video of the mouse!

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#1 posted 1413 days ago

Isn’t it just amazing what can show up the the wood as it’s cut?

I love things like this.

Thanks for posting.


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#2 posted 1413 days ago

that’s awesome.
I’m glad you let the little guy go :)
AND glad you got the video.. “Hello little mousy mousy mousy”

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#3 posted 1413 days ago

You just have to love wood. Glad you caught this before turning it away!

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#4 posted 1413 days ago

man i watched the video 3 times, and it looked like a real mouse every time!! that is great

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#5 posted 1413 days ago

Show it to your cat LOL

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#6 posted 1412 days ago

I assume the bowl is now for cheese? ;)

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#7 posted 1412 days ago

So funny! I think I would have left the mouse in the bowl.

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#8 posted 1412 days ago


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#9 posted 1412 days ago

At the plant in the machine shop I’ve had em come up on my desk and sit and stair at me. They’re really quite harmless. Now, rats are a different story so when they show up it’s not for long. The poison takes care of them. The mice succumb as well, really.

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#10 posted 1412 days ago

That is something.

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