Claim: Photographs show a mouse caught in a printer toner cartridge.
Example: [Collected on the Internet, 2005]
WOULD YOU COME FIX THE PRINTER JAM, PLEASE?
He’s not dead but he’s sure stuck. (They do end up getting him out and
Origins: There isn’t any real doubt that these are genuine (i.e., unaltered) photographs of a mouse in a printer toner catridge, but beyond that we don’t yet know any of the specifics, such as:
- Was the scene depicted a naturally-occurring one, or was it staged?
- Was the mouse in the pictures found dead or alive?
- If the mouse was dead, did it die from being crushed in the printer, or from some other cause?
As long-time keepers of pet rats our sympathies are with hoping the little mouse survived his predicament, but we recognize that not everyone is so charitably inclined towards rodents.
Last updated: 28 March 2005