The final tally of mouse casualties was seven. I’ve not seen any sign of mice in about a month, despite having left out bait.
I’ve upped the casualty count on my side because, after Halloween, I discovered more candies which the mice had attacked…candies which I inadvertently gave to an unsuspecting trick-or-treater!
It is possible that the casualty count on the side of the mice is actually higher if one considers the possibility of one or more mice having succumbed, in hiding, to the poisoned food I left out for them (and from which they heartily ate).
Peace at last…but, for how long?