Bird friendly mouse trap

Womble54Womble54 WimbledonPosts: 283
I’ve had a bit of a mouse problem in the garden recently. They’ve got into a bag of pellets and I use for the worm farm in the shed, and there’s lots of little holes being dug in the raised veg beds that I assume is mice.

I’ve been setting snap traps. I thought that would be better than poison. So far they’ve been quite successful at catching mice, 1 or 2 each night. Sadly today I found a small bird had been killed by a trap. A sparrow I think, though I’m not great with my bird identification.

I’ve tried to put them in the right sort of spots, next to fences and walls, in tight corners etc.. This one was against a fence under one of my squash plants.

Any tips for avoiding collateral damage to birds or other garden wildlife? I’m keen to keep going to reduce the mouse numbers but don’t want anymore bird deaths on my conscience.

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