Caught in the act! This cute little Wood Mouse(Apodemus sylvaticus) was busy raiding the seeds from the bird feeder near our kitchen. When I saw him, he just froze and gave my wife enough time to fetch my camera. I think he has been living in my garage! Taken at Birchington,Kent,U.K.
Canon 20D
Sigma 17-70mm@70

I started my working life in a press agency called Central Press Photos. After learning my trade in Fleet Street, I moved into more commercial and architectual work. I have also spent many a saturday chasing from one wedding to another. These days I photograph anything that takes my eye.

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  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...almost 4 years ago

    he is cute Geoff, it’s when they run i get scared.x

  • They are lovely little things Catherine. I don’t mind these wood mice because they stay away from the house! They only live for about 18-20 months in the wild, so good luck to him! :-)x

    – Geoff Carpenter

  • Bob Culshaw
    Bob Culshawalmost 4 years ago

    Super capture Geoff – looks like he has been feeding well over the cold spell!

  • Thanks Bob, yes they only eat seeds, so the wild bird seed was perfect for him!

    – Geoff Carpenter

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesalmost 4 years ago

    Excellent work, well done !

    1 Day Jan 4 – limit 20

  • Many thanks Magaret :-)

    – Geoff Carpenter

  • Franco De Luca Calce
    Franco De Luca...over 3 years ago

    Great shot!

  • Thanks Franco. I was lucky with the timing!

    – Geoff Carpenter

  • Franco De Luca Calce
    Franco De Luca...over 3 years ago

    10th March 2011

  • Many thanks for the feature and the banner Franco :-)

    – Geoff Carpenter

  • Dorothy Thomson
    Dorothy Thomsonover 3 years ago

    Great image…….many congrats on your feature :-)

  • Many thanks Dorothy :-)

    – Geoff Carpenter

  • Jon Lees
    Jon Leesover 3 years ago

    Lovely capture!

  • Thanks Jon.

    – Geoff Carpenter

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