Mouse in Printer

August 7th, 2011 by Potato

I finally figured out what the mysterious flashing yellow triangle error message on HP LaserJets means: there’s a mouse in the printer!

A mouse in the paper tray of the printer. Yes, that kind of mouse. He seemed to like the dog food, even though the cat food was several rooms closer for stealing. He's now spending a pleasant summer afternoon by the water.

I heard him nomming away in there while I was trying to sleep at the cottage. Somehow I got him into a tupperware container, and took him for a little walk down by the water. Wayfare (who is unimpressed that I ran into her room going “I caught a mouse I caught a mouse! Wanna see?” at 5 in the morning) thinks I didn’t take it far enough and that it’ll just come right back in, which is not a bad bet. My parents can deal with the less-sucky more-permanent pest removal methods.

I just do tech support.

3 Responses to “Mouse in Printer”

  1. Netbug Says:


  2. Ben Says:

    That’s a hilarious picture!

  3. Potato Says:

    And John Scalzi shows that he’s not the only one who can catch a mouse in tupperware.