Feb 23, 2013 - 02:08 PM
The minicat comes with either a clear top or a lid. Of course if it has a clear lid you can see the mouse. If not, then get a flashlight and look through the holes on the side. You can easily see the mouse inside if one is captured.
Here is the gory part. Most recommendations are to dunk it water. You can guess what happens.
The other option is to take the minicat to a field and let the mouse go. Although PETA loves this, most professionals will not do this. Simply put on some heavy duty gloves (leather) and open the minicat facing away from you. The mouse will scurry off and be very happy. That of course being in the absence of a nearby hawk, owl other predator that feeds on mice.
You can think of it as doing your part to keep the food chain going. :-)
Hope this helps.