So, our cat brought in a mouse tonight (christmas present, aw) and it escaped. Last seen in the living room, we don't know exactly where it is or how to lure it out of hiding. Any suggestions?
Set up a couple bucket traps.
Put a tall bucket on floor with something leading up to top of bucket(ramp), put some soft stuff in bottom of bucket, with a bunch of food. (Veggies/fruit/something aromatic like a TINY dab of peanut butter)
The mouse falls in, but can't get out. This used to work with hamsters I had, I doubt it's any different with a mouse.
Either that, or wait for your cat to find it. I'm surprised your cat didn't kill it before bringing it in.
Probably is hiding under furniture. When you find it, keep it somewhere warm and dark for a few minutes until it calms down, and then let it out. Probably best to keep it away from anything that smell like cat.
Get a smarter cat
Damn, reminds me of one time when a cat of mine grabbed a bat during the night and brought it in for me dead. We have bats all over the place at night where I live
Blank Stare’s peanut butter idea will probably work best; mice just can’t resist the smell. Get a couple of traps and set them up and you’ll get it. Your cat probably was doing just that bringing your family a dinner offering; hey least your kitty was in the spirit of giving.
I have a family of mice hanging out in my compost bin. We were watching them yesterday, they’ve gotten used to us. Usually sit up on the top of the heap and look at us. They best enjoy their little home now. Come spring the birds of prey and snakes that hang around my home will eat them.