Friday, 22 August 2014

Harvest Mouse

We've seen this little Harvest Mouse, or one of its family, a few times over the past couple of days (and nights) and we couldn't resist sharing these shots of the tiny creature. The clover flower gives a sense of scale...

My goodness it's making a meal of this blade of grass, grasping it with both hands - sorry: feet!

Sleep or eat?? Don't think it can decide which is better.... Or maybe it's just savouring the delights of our pelouse??

Alert here, perhaps it realises it's being watched....

Run for it just in case!

Back to its new home in the walls of our well...

And if you'd like to see it and another one in action, take a look at what Colin captured on our wildlife camera last night. Look closely in the right mid ground to begin with and then on the wall of the well and you'll see a couple of them....
video

It makes a change from our usual footage on the wildlife camera ....... next door's cat. 

Not good news for the Harvest Mouse!!

NB. Best watch at "full screen" or you'll not see it. (should have put this above, really!)

4 comments:

Susan said...

Awww didums! They are so cute. I've never seen one for real. Do you know the href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/earthpicturegalleries/8018069/The-secret-life-of-the-harvest-mouse-cute-pictures-by-Jean-Louis-Klein-and-Marie-Luce-Hubert.html"< series of photos> taken by a couple of French biologists in northern France? They are adorable.

Pollygarter said...

May I log it on Faune Touraine for you? Baron brought one home all alive-oh last week, and Tim managed to photograph it with the mouse in one hand and the camera in the other. They really are cute!

Jean said...

Marvellous video!

Colin and Elizabeth said...

P You can certainly log it for us.. Thanks