When I was a teenager I used to go to Denny's all the time with my friends and get a banana split. Without fail, if I turned my back for a second, my ice cream would be destroyed. Here's a solution. Take one. It's yours. Leave me be!
Do you think dressing a wedge of cheese up like a mouse would make an actual mouse more or less likely to eat it all up? Would it be intimidated by the new intruder and back off or would it be flattered by the delicious likeness and devour it all at once?