Ok, so people I'm going think I'm cruel and whatever else, but we're not here to discuss that. We're here to discuss how to free an animal from a glue trap. I have pet rats and I also have unwanted mice. My husband puts glue trap out for the mice, well, my pet rat fell and got stuck in one of the traps. He struggled for a while and I helped him to try to avoid him getting stuck even further. He screamed and cried, but we were able to peal it off of him. He had sticky stuff on his paws, cheek, and...ouch...balls. So I put him in the bathtub with some warm water. But he was pretty scared and didn't really want to be there...so I just wrapped him in a towel and held him for a while. I figure the sticky stuff will eventually rub off. But I suppose if an animal is stuck on there good, or if you're afraid it will bite you, it's not a good idea to pull it off. It happened to work for me. I guess it must feel like getting waxed...I've done it a few times and it hurts while it's happening, but it's not life threatening and the pain only lasts for a moment.