Photographer Discovers A Family Of Mice Living In His Garden and Builds Them A Miniature Village

Wildlife photographer Simon Dell from Sheffield, United Kingdom, bumped into a family of mice running around his garden, so he seized the opportunity to capture some beautiful photographs of these tiny little creatures.

Dell built the mice a miniature village, a home made up of old fruit, vegetables, and props from around his house, and they repaid him by posing in front of his camera.

“I was out one day just taking photos of the birds in the garden and having just cut the grass I noticed something moving on the ground,” Simon told Bored Panda. “I pointed my camera at the ground and was shocked but very happy to see a very cute little house mouse standing up just like a meerkat in the fresh cut grass.”

“I knew instantly he was a star and ran back inside to get a couple of peanuts to put down for him. Sitting there, waiting, it was only minutes before he came back out for the treats.”

“I had a bit of experience taking photos of wildlife and mice as I also had another mouse that used to live in my garden shed and only come out after dark. He was a wood mouse and we named him Stuart.”

“At first there was just the one mouse. He had a cut in his ear and we called him George. I piled some small logs around a box as a home for the mouse and covered it with moss and straw to give him a little shelter.”

You can read more about it on Bored Panda.

The Photography of Simon Dell / George the Mouse in a log pile house

 

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