So I go out to the shed to get a tin of fish to share with the cat for lunch, and I glance into the local council issue recycling stacker box and notice the wet bedraggled corpse of a mouse lying in the corner. 'OK' thinks I, 'Mouse jumped in the box, couldn't climb the sides, died of exposure overnight during the rain, now needs disposing of with a rubber glove'. So I don a rubber glove, grab the late mouse's back leg to pick it up and it doesn't budge. It's somehow stuck to the box. 'Eurgh' thinks I, the cat's had it, mashed its head, dumped it in the box (how I don't know) and now the resulting ex-head goo is stuck to the box' so I pull a little harder. No result. Closer examination reveals little bits of box plastic around the corpse. 'Aha!' thinks I (never having seen a single episode of CSI MIami) 'The mouse became trapped in the box and tried to gnaw its way out by enlarging the drainage hole in the corner of the box, but failed and died of exposure in the rain'. A quick examination of the underside of the box reveals the mouse's head poking out through an enlarged drainage hole. And it's well and truly stuck. So readers, I have a perfectly good plastic recycling box with a dead mouse well and truly stuck by the head in a failed escape hole of its own making. What do I do next? All suggestions, however silly, most welcome.