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Meanwhile I'm awaiting the remote controlled mouse
It has arrived!

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For scale that's a sheet of A4 paper so it's better described as a rat than a mouse.

Comes with rat and remote control but need to supply your own batteries - needs 2 x AA for the remote plus 3 x AAA size in the rat.

So far, so good. Rat runs forward nicely, reverses too, and with some manipulation of the controls it can be steered well enough in practice. Transmitter range doesn't seem to be a problem in practical use, it works as intended.

Cat seems to like it so that's good. A bit of fun for humans too.... :xyxthumbs

It doesn't run on carpet however, needs to be a hard floor surface.
 
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That is much bigger than I expected it would be!
Same here - it was sold as a mouse and there was nothing in the photos to indicate scale so I was expecting it to be roughly the size of an actual mouse.

Usually if a product doesn't match the description the problem is it's too small. Can't complain about this one though, it's bigger than implied. :xyxthumbs
 
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The Wizard has been cancelled.

A long time ago I saw The Wizard when I was at Melborne Uni. A unique character - even in those days. Always wondered what happened to The Wiz.

Anyway 50 years later The Wizard alias Ian Brackenberry Channell has drawn his last pay cheque as official Wizard for the City of Christchurch in New Zealand. (You couldn't make this up could you ?) He has an interesting background.


 
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Same here - it was sold as a mouse and there was nothing in the photos to indicate scale so I was expecting it to be roughly the size of an actual mouse.

Usually if a product doesn't match the description the problem is it's too small. Can't complain about this one though, it's bigger than implied. :xyxthumbs
Well, I hope your cat likes it. Mine would certainly chase a mouse this big. 😅
 
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Hacienda Napoles theme park, once the private zoo of drug kingpin Pablo Escobar.
Hippos: https://img-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/tenant/amp/entityid/AAPB5IG.img?h=839&w=1119&m=6&q=60&o=f&l=f
Having grown from a herd of 35 in 2012 to 80 this year.

It is feared that the herd, which started with one male and three female hippos smuggled by Escobar from a US zoo could reach 1,500 over the next 20 years due to mating habits continuing unabated.

The legacy has driven of tourism to the former ranch, and the outcry from the local population saw a previous culling attempt discontinue after just one animal was killed.

With drugs from Washington, a local environmental agency has begun to sterilise the animals.
 
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