The other day we were eating supper at the breakfast bar, and a good-sized rodent climbed up from behind the stove poked out its head. I think it was flushed out by the oven being on and it was hot back there. Mr. Troutbend had been hearing noises under the cabinets and under the stove, so this confirmed there was something back there. Our cats weren't any help, just milled around and looked it had nothing to do with them while we were moving the stove around. We set a trap on the counter top near the stove and no takers for several days until this afternoon I heard the trap snap, and judging by the very long tail, it's some kind of a small rat, not a mouse.
We don't know how it got into the house because this is the first rodent in 14 years, so think it could have come in when Mr. Troutbend had the patio door open, or maybe though the cat door, or possibly the Las Vegas cat could have brought it in.
Until the next one shows up, we're glad to check 'catch that mouse' off of our to-do list.