Nelson police came to the aid this weekend of a homeowner with a mouse in their basement (not the one pictured).

Nelson police respond to animal scare

As the agency of last resort, Nelson police are often called upon to respond to a wide variety of situations — including dealing with mice.

As the agency of last resort, Nelson police are often called upon to respond to a wide variety of situations — including dealing with mice.

On Saturday morning, a homeowner asked them to help deal with an animal in their basement. The caller reported being able to hear scratching noises.

“The noise and thought of facing a wild animal made the caller wary, and thus the police were summoned,” Acting Sgt. Brian Weber said.

Responding officers couldn’t hear the noises, but “as per their training, the officers pushed into the basement to investigate the unknown.”

After rooting through the basement for about 10 minutes, a cardboard box under the stairs was identified as the source of the noise. The box was isolated and carefully opened. Inside, they found a lone mouse.

The box was taken outside and the mouse freed into the yard.

“One of the officers remarked that the mouse appeared to be in remarkably good health after the harrowing ordeal,” Weber said.

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