I put down two traps. Set with cheese. The Traps disappeared! There is no one near where I set them. In a furnace room. There is no way anyone picked them up. Is it possible for a mouse to run off with the trap per say attached to their tail…?
Yes. Dr. Bobby Corrigan, a PhD level expert in rodent behavior, has even made a formal study of the issue. In his studies of rodent behavior, he has found that about 30% of traps disappear, presumably because mice (or larger animals) get a non-essential body part trapped in them and carry them off.
However, mice are far more likely to get their whiskers caught in a trap than their tails. That is because mice will approach a new object cautiously, trying to feel it first, before stepping into or onto it.
Some mice are “trap avoiders,” while other mice are “trap happy.” All mice tend to be trap avoiders when traps are first put out, because mice prefer to jump over objects they have not seen before.
This property of mouse behavior gives you a second chance to catch the mouse. Simply put down a glue trap on one side of the snap trap, preferably the side of the trap away from a door or window through which mice enter the room. Then be sure to check the trap daily for captures. The scent of an older mouse caught in either the snap trap or the glue trap will repel younger mice, who will then avoid both traps altogether.
Or use a multiple-capture mouse trap. These are traps designed to capture more than one (in some cases, up to 30) mice in a single trap.