So? Can't please anyone these days anymore.
The last line of the article on the Reuters site is a real side splitter:
"Christmas crackers usually contain colored hats, small toys and jokes".
Usually they contain jokes. Well, no difference there then since putting a dead mouse in I consider a real screamer.
I'm not a fan of partially decomposed mice either, I like the ones I catch and eat instantly most gratifying.
Okay just another bit of proze critique:"...Lawrence told the newspaper, after finding a dead and partially decomposed mouse." I suspect partially decomposed mice are usually dead. Unless they're gangrenous. And that usually smell of almonds. Not too bad. Chessnuts roasting on an open fire. Very Chrismassy.