Mom lets kids take home mice found in boots at K-Mart

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Credit: WDAY/Shasta Riederer via CNN Credit: WDAY/Shasta Riederer via CNN

A pair of North Dakota brothers are enjoying a family of mice that their mother let them bring home from their local K-Mart on Monday.

However, these mice didn't come from a pet section.

They were found in a pair of boots.

Talon and Deakon Riederer, along with their mom, Shasta, were not sure what the little things were rolling out of the new boots.

"'Mom,' he goes, 'Mom, look.' I honestly thought it was Vienna Sausages rolling around the floor, until they started moving, but then we heard them squeaking," described Shasta Riederer.

They were no Vienna Sausages. They mice. Seven of them.

The boys pleaded with their mother to let them take them home.

K-Mart in Bismarck didn't want the mice, so the boys and their mother took them home.

"I let the kids take them home, got a little fish tank ready for them, kids put them in there and they've been happy ever since," Shasta said.

Now, they're set to be freed into the wild.

"So proud of them that they have that kind of compassion that they are willing to save mice when it would have grossed everybody else out," said Shasta.

The K-Mart store said all of the other boot boxes have been checked and there are no more mice.

But, the store brought in an exterminator just to make sure.

 

 

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