I had a mouse get stuck in the front panel of the stove underneath where the knobs are. I have never smelled anything so bad. My friend had to pull the whole stove out, get a flashlight and that's when he saw it's little butt. He had to use pliers or tweezers or something to pull it out. I do think the smell got better (or should I say less smelly) as the days went by, but it was about 2 weeks or something, if I remember correctly.