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I spotted this little fella running in and out of my plantpots (he’d been nibbling the Hemerocallis leaves !), but he was always too quick for me to identify him. So I spent £3 on a humane trap and sacrificed a square of my Galaxy bar to bait it.

Less than an hour after placing the trap, I had him, ( the rest of the chocolate didn’t last that long though ! ). His big ears and bulbous eyes, long tail (same length as body), sandy brown fur and white underside indicated that it was a Wood mouse. He was surprisingly still, sitting in the trap and after I opened it up and took his mug-shot, he jumped out and ran off to next doors’ decking – WITH THE CHOCOLATE !

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awww cute,wouldnt share my choc with him tho

16 Jun, 2010

 

Have to say I've never been able to tell what live here, too quick for me. I agree they are "cute" even though it could be them that eat my newly sown beans in spring. You've taken a super pic, well done

16 Jun, 2010

 

Fabulous photo. Would you have given him your last Rolo though ? !

16 Jun, 2010

 

Lovely shot Muddy :-)))

16 Jun, 2010

 

He is rather sweet eh lol

16 Jun, 2010

 

Bit of wildlife coming to visit you. Good shot, certainly not camera shy this one!
Not good your plants get damaged. Wonder if chocolate is bad for them? Cheeky devil haha.

16 Jun, 2010

 

A chocaholic? he will be back

16 Jun, 2010

 

Tough question Shirley tulip ....... maybe half of my last Rolo ... lol :-)
I can't help but wonder if it's only the females that are tempted by the chocolate - what do you think ?

16 Jun, 2010

 

One smart mouse, Muddy, and by the way my hubby eats as much choc if not more than me lol !!

16 Jun, 2010

 

That's good Grandmage, he's exploring his feminine side - but don't let him do wheelies with the hoover ... lol :-)

16 Jun, 2010

 

I have a silver grey mouse. Took a photo of him but its not as good as yours Muddy

16 Jun, 2010

 

Well I did cheat - he was a captive subject - far too quick for me otherwise !

16 Jun, 2010

 

def its the girls who like the choc lol , gud pics cute little mouse .

16 Jun, 2010

 

Fabulous photo Muddy! What you are prepared to sacrifice eh? Think mice are cute, am I weird that way? By the way, I don't like chocs but my OH certainly does, do you think he may be exploring his feminine side too?Tee hee hee! :~))

16 Jun, 2010

 

Muddy, dont think OH knows where the hoover is, but he knows where the chocolate is Lol !!!

16 Jun, 2010

 

So long as he stays out of your wardrobe Flori, you'll be alright ! ... lol :-)

16 Jun, 2010

 

LOL Grandmage :-)

16 Jun, 2010

 

haha lol its ok to show his feminine side ,show how soft they r . as 4 wardrobe oooooooooooooo def not .we both enjoy our choc at weekend , watching a gud film .

16 Jun, 2010

 

Yeah, the weekend is when I usually indulge too. :-)

16 Jun, 2010

 

lol muddy so funny, i think he will be back if he is getting chocolate, bet he is having a good old chuckle to his mates about you muddy ;o))

16 Jun, 2010

 

What a beautiful little fella....I would def. give him my last rolo! :))....mouse is quite attractive too! ;)

16 Jun, 2010

 

Lol ... :-))

16 Jun, 2010

 

After reading all these interesting and amusing comments it would appear that it's not just mice that like chocolate, perhaps you should show us a pic of the Chocolate!

18 Jun, 2010

 

lol Heron

18 Jun, 2010

 

Lol ... Sorry Heron, it's long gone mate !!! :-)

18 Jun, 2010

 

haaaaaaahahahaha re 'with the chocolate' - sounds like hes had practice!!

19 Jun, 2010

 

Well Muddy, I love chocolate but not if I`ve got to get` caught in a trap, cant get out ` why has a mouse reminded me of Elvis.lol

20 Jun, 2010

 

'Because I love you too much baby' Lol... Stroller - had to laugh, I do that all the time ! :-)

21 Jun, 2010

 

cute picture, but did you say you shared GALAXY with him, goodness what a sacrifice : )

21 Jun, 2010

 

All in a good cause ! :-)

22 Jun, 2010

 

I love your little mouse,Muddy,and glad it was a happy ending..for him,anyway.!.and fed into the bargain.Lol..He will definitely have a "suspicious mind" if he comes again...I!.I'm an Elvis fan too,and my favourite song of his.
wish you hadn't mentioned chocolate though,just remembered I had a Mars Bar,stashed away for emergencies.Lol....Emergency over:o)))

22 Jun, 2010

 

You never know, Muddy, he just might 'Return to Sender' and bring you a replacement galaxy instead, though can't deny it might be a bit nibbled at the edges lol!

23 Jun, 2010

 

... and you know what the wise men say - he must have been a fool to rush in there : ))

Eek, cringe!

26 Jun, 2010

 

Yes,Muddy,Don't be cruel,,I don't want to 'Surrender' just yet.Just 'Love me tender' and gimmee another piece of chocolate...!!!......
(Even worse ! )

26 Jun, 2010

 

Ha ha ha - I just love this site :-))

28 Jun, 2010

 

Why would you love being with us mad lot,Muddy ? Does this mean,if you can't beat em,join em ?.lol.

28 Jun, 2010

 

Bet he was rushing off home to get that chunk of galaxy to his latest flame, and Marie's the name.....(well...it's just a bit of poetic licence going on there!lol)!

30 Jun, 2010

 

Lol,Flori..Poetry course next ?.

30 Jun, 2010

 

Tee hee hee, now that's a thought, poetic licence I have sought,
to put in prose this little mouse, who dared to wander through Muddy's house, well, really,shed, but it didn't rhyme, so chose to write a better line!

Caught in a trap, what could he do? Snapped from above by you know who, displayed on Goy for all to see,but wait! I think he just got free!!!

With galaxy choc still in his paws, he ran so swiftly to next doors!
Such sacrifice our Muddy made, but little woodmouse now has strayed.
What a tale, I'm glad to tell this, our little rodent, now renamed Elvis! Ta dar!! :~))x

30 Jun, 2010

 

Funny,Flori,or should that read funny Flori? tee hee to you too.Lol.
On reading this,.felt my Arteries hardening..
If I were you,I'd stick to Gardening !!!!
Sorry,Muddy,you will wish you never told us about little "Elvis ":o)))))))))

1 Jul, 2010

 

Am so distraught you did not like, these ramblings that I had to write.
to put in prose, or is it poem, of Muddy's mouse, and of his going.....
Bloomer, just where is your soul,a search party I will enroll,
to seek it out, where could it be? still grieving over the Galaxy?
Little 'Elvis' has just left the house~our chocolate loving, little mouse! :~))x

1 Jul, 2010

 

Glad that `Elvis` came to mind,
If it was only just to find,
How many witty folks there are,
That quoted songs from that great star.
So Muddy, just be careful when
you choose to blog on Goy again,
For if not careful they will be ` singing in the rain`.

Oh no - forget it.

1 Jul, 2010

 

Wonderful Stroller!! LOL!
Another witty piece of rhyme, however do we find the time?,
Stroller's warning well could be, the best advice Mud could receive!
But witty folk are such a joy, and better still, we're all on GOY! :~))x

1 Jul, 2010

 

Great,Stroller..!!.welcome to poets corner .ha ha.I think Muddy is wishing he had never started all this .Is he hiding ?Poor little" Elvis"..give him some chocolate..Can't you hear him singing about it,outside the shed?.".one night with you,is all that I'm looking for " ...He's even swinging his hips,and curling his lips......

1 Jul, 2010

 

Now would be ''Elvis'' the wood mouse, or Muddy, Bloomer??I'm a bit confused now, and as Muddy's keeping so quiet, I reckon he's being smuggled out of the country even as I type! LOL! :~)))x

1 Jul, 2010

 

Definitely " Elvis" the woodmouse,Flori.Lol.I don't really want to know if Muddy is a mover and groover ..but I suspect when he,or indeed,if ever he comes back,he will probably confirm or deny his musical preferences.......

1 Jul, 2010

 

Well the way I've heard he uses those secataurs does make me wonder......

1 Jul, 2010

 

I'm still here but I'm All Shook Up a ha ha ... lol. My musical preferences depend on my mood - Jimi Hendrix, Rory Gallagher, Freddie King, Thin Lizzy (now Phil Lynott could write a good verse or two), anything from the Baroque era and as for the ladies in my musical life - Joni Mitchell, Bonnie Raitt, Cecilia Bartoli and the sweetest voice I've ever heard, Ella Fitzgerald. Oh, I can feel a late night session coming on ! :-))

1 Jul, 2010

 

Hi Muddy! Hope you enjoyed the poetic ramblings, and little rodent 'Elvis' has earned his place in the mousehole of fame! lol! Like your preferences, music that is, but couldn't agree more about Ella Fitzgerald~a voice of silk! I sing all of her stuff, and Peggy Lee, Julie London, Sarah vaughan~it's music to make you melt and be mellow by~it just doesn't get better than that my friend! LOL! A late night session, you, a bar of Galaxy, and Ella crooning, and little 'Elvis' waiting for his share of your chocolate bar~surely bliss! :~))

2 Jul, 2010

 

Yep - almost heaven. :-))

2 Jul, 2010

 

Well, I could skip the chocolate,but add in a glass of wine or two, and maybe pass on the delightful company of 'Elvis' the wood mouse, but otherwise, my idea of heaven too, Muddy! Tee hee hee!! :~))

2 Jul, 2010

 

Hi Muddy.
This morning my husband said that my daughters Bengal
Cat. Who is still a kitten at two years old was looking proud of his self and when i looked he had caught his first
mouse. And it had to be a wood mouse there it was looking at me although it was dead and its bright eyes
still open I think it must have been the one that had been Feasting on my strewberrys. And i hate to see anything that has been killed as we live in the New forest we get so many different animals. Around the garden.
there is one good thing the cat dont seem to damage them.Not that it helps once the deed has been done.
.(woodMouse)

3 Jul, 2012

 

That's a beautiful part of the country Chadwell :-)

3 Jul, 2012

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