In the competition to build a better mousetrap, a California woman has ruled out the .44-Magnum.

According to news reports, the 43-year-old woman drew the "Dirty Harry" revolver from her shoulder holster to shoot mice scurrying about her small travel trailer, but the gun slipped from her hand. It went off when it hit the floor and shot her in the knee.

Extra points: The bullet then sailed across the room, ricocheted off a keyring dangling from the belt of her 42-year-old companion, tore a hole in his pants and "grazed" his groin. Ouch.

Double extra points: Police recovered the spent bullet from the coin pocket of the man's pants.

Maybe the mice died laughing.

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