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43- It's not like OP killed the class kitty cat. A mouse is widely viewed as a pest. Sucks that it happened to be the class pet, but OP's reaction to it isn't unheard of.

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You won't want to let mice run around. They are vermin and get into small spaces. FYL OP because your son didn't tell you he brought a pet home. It also makes me sick when people let vermin run around their house. It's gross.

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43, Mice multiply incredibly quickly. They get into your food, and not only eat it, but walk all over it so that it gets contaminated with everything they've stepped in. And if that's not gross enough, I've also heard that they leave a trail of piss and shit everywhere they go. By killing one mouse you may prevent an infestation of hundreds. If OP killed it quickly and humanely, I don't fault them for that. The health of OP's family is more important than a rodent. It's when people use those horrible sticky mouse traps I can't stand. They get stuck there until they die of thirst, which is a horrible way to die. I've heard that mice that get caught in those things get so desperate that they've been known to gnaw off their own feet to escape.

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A garage is always part of your house. It is an interior space and is normally added to sq footage. Even if detached. Sometimes garages are also heated and properly sealed air-wise.

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No, not at all. It's actually extremely annoying and you can tell the difference between the commentators now and the ones from like 2 years ago when you go into random FMLs.

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Mr. Whiskers: hey human can you feed me? It's lunch time. OP: Oh Shit a mouse *steps On Mr. Whiskers violently* Mr. Whiskers: Whhyy *coughs*I just wanted foooo.....*flatlines*

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If this is a reference to the book, I don't remember it ending with the boy killing the mouse. "If you give a mouse a cookie, he's going to want a glass of milk to go with it. Then, he'll want.. Oh, fuck that, you freeloading mouse! I'ma kill you! The end." However, I kinda like that better.

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I don't understand though why wouldn't the mouse be in a cage? If it was just running around in the garage, then OP wouldn't be at fault to want to kill it. If it was in a cage, then OP should have asked her son about it.

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I'd put mice and cockroaches outside alike, but yea... The misconception that everything that's cute and fluffy should be rescued and everything scaly, slimy or 6-legged should be killed is still all too common :(

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59 - I don't even like killing insects. Ask my mom, it bugs the hell out of her. Granted, I'm a little less enthusiastic about bees but that's because I have an honest phobia of them.

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I have a huge problem with killing animals. Whenever my mom frantically kills the tarantula's that appear in the house from time to time I get really mad. The only animals I have no problem killing are mosquitoes and parasites(Fleas, lice, etc).

Well, I can maybe understand if it was loose in there, but if he had it contained, that was clearly an immense overreaction. If not, it probably would have gotten lost anyway.

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I see what youre saying, but I'm sure the parents would be more involved in the care taking (specifically the shelter here) instead of just letting a seven year old handle it by himself

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10 - Mice can be dangeeous. They can carry all sorts of diseases and if one is in your kitchen, you're gonna want to set up traps. Even though the mouse was a class pet, OP didn't know that.

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@155 Yes, it's a little messed up. Blame autocorrect for that. I'm usually more elaborate and grammatically correct with my statements (virtual or real life)

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