From CNN, a tale of rodent vengeance:
Vengeful mouse sets house ablaze
FORT SUMNER, New Mexico (AP) -- A mouse got its revenge against a homeowner who tried to dispose of it in a pile of burning leaves. The blazing creature ran back to the man's house and set it on fire.
Luciano Mares, 81, of Fort Sumner said he caught the mouse inside his house and wanted to get rid of it.
"I had some leaves burning outside, so I threw it in the fire, and the mouse was on fire and ran back at the house," Mares said from a motel room Saturday.
Village Fire Chief Juan Chavez said the burning mouse ran to just beneath a window, and the flames spread up from there and throughout the house.
No was hurt inside, but the home and everything in it was destroyed.
Next time the charming Luciano catches a live mouse, maybe he'll figure out some more-decent way of getting rid of it than throwing it, alive, into a fire. I hope the previous guest in his motel room did something unspeakable on the pillow case. What a schmuck.