So, now. I have tried peanut butter, cream cheese, and “mouse attractant,” whatever on earth comprises that. I have tried three different types of traps. Last night, we had it cornered, with a trap at each point of egress. The mouse paused for a moment and then basically leaped over the trap. During the night, I heard a trap snap…and then bump around for a while…and I had a tremendous crisis of conscience. And then, this morning…no mouse.

I have bought sticky traps, but I have yet to try them. The ick factor is waning, but it’s still too great for me to charge in with a full head of steam.

I have found my white whale, and I am in pursuit. Ahoy.