Biggest rise in mouse prices for seven years

Funny story written by Joe Leff

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

The asking price of pet owners selling small rodents has risen by the biggest amount for seven years.

The average price of a mouse has increased to £7-50p, across England and Wales, according to the rodent website RightMouse. This is 50 per cent higher than £5, which until recently was the usual trading price for a decent, average-sized mouse.

Prices in London have risen by 75 per cent - reflecting the higher proportion of posh mice, especially in and around Rodent's Square. The Mouses of Parliament also command higher prices.

The Government's flagship 'Help to Buy a Mouse' scheme has boosted demand in the market, together with the recent ban on sales of mouse traps.

Agents in the mouse-buying business are advising customers not to stretch themselves too far when burrowing.

Many more mice have been seen climbing the property ladder, and often turning up in unexpected places.

The funny story above is a satire or parody. It is entirely fictitious.

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