Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Jesus Christ

Today, I woke up to find a dead mouse on the floor. It was lying in a congealed pool of its own blood. The trap must have malfunctioned. It sprang without immobilizing the mouse, dealing it a fatal glancing blow instead. Then, like Thor in Ragnarok, the mouse took eight steps before dropping down dead.

His flopping tail, his feeble limbs jerking in that slowly hardening pool of blood -- they wrote the incarnadine chronicle of his own demise.

1 comment:

  1. Sometimes animals in a trap are not exactly killed and this phenomena will occur as the animal drags the trap along with it. When animals are shot, similar events follows, although due to the killing mechanism, less gore is involved.