Mouse in the house!
I got home tonight about two in the morning, and as I walked down the outside stairs to get into the basement, I thought I saw something tiny run past the bottom stair. Because I am not a squealy girly girl, I thought, "Did I....Are there mice around here, or big bugs or what?" So I looked behind the door at the bottom of the steps, and -a mouse! Just kinda sitting there like "Oh shit, oh shit, I think she saw me, oh shit..." So I went inside to drop my purse and grab a container, and I snuck back out and captured the mouse. I brought him inside and gave him a piece of soft taco shell, and he's been alternately eating it voraciously and sleeping on it. He's adorable! Getting fat for winter, looks like, and he has a kinda big nose and his face is bearlike, in that round face and small eyes way. I took some pictures of him, and you can see them here. Just keep hitting the next button to see all the pictures.
He was really cute, and he seemed very polite, for a wild mouse. I thought he would be real skittish and squeaky due to being captured. He squeaked a little bit when I brought him in and set him on the coffee table, but he seemed pretty cool with everything after that. Just kinda sat in the cup and ate his taco, and dozed in between bites. He didn't even get upset when my cat got right next to his face on the other side of the clear plastic and looked at him. He just kinda looked back like "whatever".
After he got done eating his taco I took him back outside and let him loose. He ran off into the night. I hope nothing eats him.