this is a ciku tree in front of our house.
when there is a fruit tree, there will be fruit-eating animals/rodents. at night, you can see bats flying near the ciku tree and stole the fruits. during the day, you can see squirrels and other types of rodents which i am not familiar with climbing the ciku tree. being a rodent, they steal the fruits. that's ok with us because how much ciku can we eat anyway. it is, after all, their food as well. but sometimes, these rodents would enter the house, the kitchen especially and stole or eat the fruits in the kitchen and sometimes on the dining table. sometimes the maid keeps bananas and papayas in the kitchen for them to ripe. we have no idea how these rodents managed to trace the fruits and ate them. they don't normally eat the whole fruit, they would take a bite or two, before being chased away by the maid. so dad set up a trap under the ciku tree. and guess who got trapped?
poor little thing. tu lah, siapa suruh masuk rumah? makan ciku di luar dah lah. kan dah kena tangkap!
look at those eyes...the nose is red because it tried to escape therefore bumped its nose on the trap. it almost bled. kesiannnnn...
wanna know what dad did to this poor little creature? no, of course he did not kill it! i would protest if he did!! mum and dad took the little creature to Taman Tasik Titiwangsa and released it there. yes, they went all the way to Titiwangsa. mum said "kalau lepaskan dekat2 sini, nanti dia datang balik." mum said one time she released the rodent, the rodent looked at her before scurrying away. and then another time, one rodent looked like it was in a daze (maybe pening from the car ride kot) and kinda hesitated before scurrying away to a nearby tree. for your information, this is the 5th rodent that we've caught and released in Titiwangsa.