Sept. 15 (UPI) -- An Australian mother who spotted a mouse in her son's room shared the story of her hilarious panic -- and the saga's surprise twist ending.
Laura Mazza, who operates the Mum on the Run blog, took to Facebook to detail the Wednesday event at her home, despite her fears that readers will find her to be "an incapable human being at life and adulthood."
"Today I saw a mouse in my son's room," she wrote. "A mouse. Stewart Little has decided to come in my house and set up camp near my son's drawers. (Not his pants, American people, his clothes drawer thing)."
Mazza said she headed off her toddler daughter as the girl attempted to enter the room and slammed the door to the bedroom shut once she and the girl were safely on the outside.
"I decided to call my husband because there's a mouse in the house, and when there is a mouse in the house other than blow torching the house down there isn't much in the way of rational thinking. He answers the phone and I say 'mouse' I stutter because I'm [expletive] terrified. This is no Mickey Mouse okay. This is ratatouille but smaller and he isn't making some delicious soup, he's gonna spray out pebble poo and make babies everywhere and in my sons ears and they'll crawl in my mouth... mouse in my mouth!!!"
Mazza's husband convinced her to look inside the room to verify that it was still there.
"I open the door so slowly...inch by inch in snail speed, so slow that I can hear my husband asking if I'm still there. Lol
And it's there. In the same spot.
'It's dead!!!!!' I shut the door.
Oh my lord the mouse is dead. I have a DEAD mouse in my house. I start to cry a little bit.
'It's dead... it never had a chance to live its life.'
'Babe just go scoop it up with a piece of paper and put it in the bin. I have to go to a meeting.'"
Mazza said she took "a couple of swigs of whiskey" to steel her nerves before bursting back into the boy's room to face her fears -- which turned out not to be all that scary after all. In fact, it wasn't even a mouse.
"It's a tiny leopard...
A tiny toy leopard.
I nod to myself and say 'we shall never tell a soul about this.'
My husband got home 4 hours later and asked me how I went.... I said 'mate, I handled that [expletive.]'"
Mazza posted a second picture in the comments with a close-up of what is indeed a toy leopard.