Mouse Traps!

How do mouse traps work?

Bonjour! It’s Nancy here – from the soon-to-be world famous pop group Nancy and the Meerkats!

Nancy-1After our first record “Put Your Paws Up” became a massive hit, we’re off on a huge tour of the UK!

We haven’t quite made it to stadium status yet – some of the venues are more Weeny than Wembley – but I’m going to be letting you know what’s been going on each day in my journal for Fun Kids!

The tour has moved on to Leeds now! Tonight’s gig is a sell out and we’re expecting our biggest crowd ever!

There were a few problems earlier though whilst we were setting out instruments up – I got my paws stuck in a mousetrap!

Nancy-5There were loads of them lying around all over the stage and I bet it’s the work of that mean old moggy Kitty Perry! She’s always looking for ways to get me and my girls out the picture!

I had to get Big Joe to try and get it off my poor paws!

Apparently they’re called Little Nippers and are pretty famous all over the world! You’ve probably seen them in cartoons!

The bait goes on one end and when it’s touched the trap is sprung – as I found out!

They were actually invented right here in Leeds a hundred years ago by a bloke called James Atkinson.

People had tried to trap mice for hundreds of years but his design was a new and simple way around an old problem.

They are pretty cool but not so much when they’re on me! It left my paws very sore and we thought we might even have to cancel the show!

Luckily all this talk of inventors and coming up with new ideas to get around problems had rubbed off on me and I worked out what we should do in no time!

So tonight, rather than me dancing around the fans, we’re going to put the stage in the middle of the hall… then the fans can dance around me!

Let’s hope my plan works!

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