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By Kathryn Dunmore

Apparently cheese isn’t the only thing mice like to nibble on.

Last Friday, Ryerson student Aimee Brown noticed the Hershey almond chocolate bar she purchased from the vending machine near the computer lab at W71 had already been snacked on by a furry friend.

“It looks like a mouse nibbled through the corner of the wrapper right to the chocolate,” said the second-year graphic communications management student.

Michael Garvey, service department supervisor at Versa Vending, said the chocolate bars were removed from the campus machines on the weekend.

“I immediately sent a repair guy over to the [vending] machine.  He couldn’t find any hole where the mouse could have returned in.”

All the vending machines at Ryerson are owned and stocked by Versa.  So far, Brown’s complaint is the only one he has received from Ryerson.

Garvey said Versa is now looking to see if the furry critter is hanging out in their Toronto warehouse lockers or at their manufacturer’s factories.

“It probably leads back to the factor but maybe the mouse got into a box of [chocolate] bars at the warehouse.  We’re looking into it right now.”

Since the incident, Brown has warned fellow studies to steer clear of the goodies in the vending machines.

“I won’t be buying anything from a vending machine at Ryerson for a while.”

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