Mouse in my Bowl!

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Blog entry by Bearpie posted 10-08-2010 04:54 AM 2158 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 10-08-2010 08:21 AM

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 10-08-2010 12:02 PM

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 10-08-2010 09:16 PM

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

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#4 posted 10-09-2010 12:33 AM

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

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#5 posted 10-09-2010 03:00 AM

Show it to your cat LOL

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#6 posted 10-09-2010 09:32 AM

I assume the bowl is now for cheese? ;)

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#7 posted 10-09-2010 01:29 PM

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

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#8 posted 10-09-2010 01:30 PM


-- 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 10-09-2010 01:51 PM

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 10-09-2010 07:17 PM

That is something.

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