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I'm putting this here into Culling because I was going to cull this particular small, underdeveloped mouse anyway (she died before I was able to).

Anywho, this very tiny mouse had had diarrhea (no worries, she was separated from everyone else she had been housed with, and they are now under strict watch). After she died, I rinsed her off and then put her in the freezer. Unfortunately, I wasn't thinking and didn't wrap her up in anything or allow her little body to dry first.. basically, I now have a tiny little mouse stuck to my icebox/freezer and I cannot get her off.. each time I open the freezer, I see a little white mousie looking at me with white eyes, ears sticking up and all. :? :shock:

Uhm, has anyone done something like this before..? Any advice on how to remove the little mouse without letting the whole icebox thaw or something? Maybe salt? :oops:
 

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all i can say is ewww, i'd defrost it if i where you and disinfect it too. sorry i'm a germ freak i love my mice but i really wouldnt put one anywhere near human food. I've got a plastic tub all ready in the freezer ready incase i need to cull mice.
 

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I have to keep culled mice frozen until bin day, otherwise the garden reeks!

If she was healthy I'd say just chisel her off, but since she was sick I'd think it's probably best to defrost and disinfect the freezer.

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SarahC - Because I don't have time to bury her and that's what I do with my small animals when I can't bury them immediately.

Artuntaure - hehe, this isn't a food freezer, no worries! :lol: All that are in there are 2 ice packs and now a mousie.

SarahY - I understand completely. Hmm, I don't want to chisel her off really because then she would probably come apart in pieces, and even though she is already dead, I don't want her body to fall apart. It might be part of some weird OCD thing, not sure. I would happily autopsy her no problem (if I didn't know why she died - and I do know), but when it comes to dismembering via scraping, I don't know.. it's just off putting. :? Hopefully that makes some amount of sense!

Perhaps I will try the salt, or see if a warm cloth might do the trick. Poor little cutie.
 

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Try turning off the freezer, and putting a hot water bag over the area with the mouse, or using a hair dryer to melt the ice in that specific spot.

That way, you don't have to melt the entire freezer.
 

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Rhasputin - good idea! A hair dryer! ;)

Only problem is, since I just moved into my new place, all I have with me for my hair is my straightening iron.

Time to make pancake mousie.. just kidding! :lol: Since I'm in no rush, I think I'll wait a couple days until I can go and get a hair dryer.
 

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Just splosh cool water in the area it should come unstuck without too much effort. I use water to split pinky mice apart all the time that have got stuck together for the snakes. Dont go too mad with the water as any you dont mop up will turn to ice.
 

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ewwwww
 

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Hahaha. I didn't know just how frozen your critter was. Glad you got him out! Next time, wrap him in a paper towel, or some wax or parchment paper. :)
 

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Artuntaure - hehe, I used to be a germ freak too. That was long before I decided to become a nurse! Now it's like nothing grosses me out at all (well, almost). My hands are dry as ever from all the hand sanitizer I use. :lol:

Rhasputin - Mhmm, I wrapped the little bugger in some paper towel this time. :D
 

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its just the thought of chiseling it out too ewwww hahaha freaky
 
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