At work, we have a new metaphor for that behaviour that is between getting revenge and going down in flames:
Mouse burns down house in revenge
A mouse wreaked revenge on a pensioner who tried to kill it by tossing it on to a bonfire. It scuttled back into the man’s house and set the building ablaze.
Now if the mouse had run up his pant-leg and he ran into the house I would be fairly impressed. That said, I’m quite suspicious of the story.
Yeah, here’s the latest:
A new twist in mouse fire