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Friday, November 11, 2011

I found a deer mouse nest...by accident.

Oh no! I was on a hike and my curiosity got the best of me....again.

Don't put your hands into mysterious holes, friends. I've been surprised far too many times. The other day, I spied a a wooden drop box at the Lake Miami nature trail. I had to see what was inside, what if it was money?

I opened the lid...

Nope, it wasn't money. It was a mouse house and there were five nuzzled together in a filthy nest. Of course I had to photograph them and I managed to disturb their tranquility while doing so. The mice quickly decided that they had had enough of me (who can blame them?). One by one, the furry animals exploded out of their box and onto the ground. They jumped like gold medal Olympians and I was truly impressed by their leaping abilities. In order to prevent head to head collisions I had to duck.

Touché, mice. Touché.

No mice were harmed in the making of this blog entry.


  1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78ghXGR_47M&feature=related

    do yourself a favor and watch this. very funny.

  2. i like to let the public know that even though I accidentally annoy animals when I photograph them, I mean them no harm.

    Those mice could jump.

  3. these mice are cute! they are no so cute when they are in my house however.....

  4. there is nothing cute about mice feces in a home.