After watching my snakes slowly, ssssloooooowly eat mice butt first, with their little hip bones cracking and with them squeaking right up until the very end, I just don't see how glue traps are honestly that cruel. For Pete's sake, you can unstick them and release them, if you REALLY want to.
We don't do TNR on mice, they breed incredibly fast, and living in the city, there really aren't many places that I'm going to go way out of my way to release a little mouse so it can have a happy, carefree mouse life, LOL.
If I lived in the country, and had never had snakes as pets, I might see things a little differently. But since that isn't the case, woe to any mouse that comes back into MY house!
I take no prisoners.
Can't you give your snakes dead mice? Don't laugh...the zoos bring dead prey such as mice, rabbits, to the animals. I don't think they want the children and squeamish adults exposed to gruesome eating habits. Last time I was at the zoo I saw these little wild cats - and during feeding time the zookeeper brought in a pan of whole dead mice for them! I couldn't even bear to watch that. But there must be a place where you can get dead mice? You can buy raw meat for pets.