A few years ago, Bart Locanthi pointed out that CCD cameras were sensitive to the near infrared spectrum, but most have a filter to block that range out. (Try shooting your TV remote control at a camcorder.)
Questions.What do we do with the mice? Most are sentenced to exile in a baseball field near the quarry on the other end of town. The most recent was released at the wooded end of an AT&T parking lot nearby. There are a lot of hawks around here. It would be entertaining to enclose one and see one of these hawks do its stuff. Or donate the live rodent to the Raptor Trust.
Why do the eyes glow? It's mouse infrared-eye, the rodent equivalent of redeye in a snapshot.
Can the mice see in the near infrared? Despite the nervousness of the mouse in the movie, we've seen no evidence that the mouse can see near-infrared. Knowledgable contradition or experimental design is welcome.
Is the Have-A-Heart trap more humane than a traditional bone crusher? Not if you forget to check the trap. One shrew-like creature overheated and died before we noticed him. They need water frequently, and the peanut butter bait doesn't help.
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