A baby rat in our garden last summer, it would climb the feed pole knock the seed cage and grab a takeaway and then run.Taken through the kitchen window so not such good clarity . Lindford, Hampshire ,uk.Nikon D60 70-300mm sigma lens.
mouse feeding garden bird table
i think your mouse may be a baby rat!!! nice capture
Oh no! that’s not so good. We had a problem with rats a few years ago as a lady down the road used to keep chickens and her garden was full of them. I will have to look into this. Thanks for the tip! kind regards mark.
lol I love this .. its so cute !!
Thanks Lucinda, Jon [above] thinks my mouse might be a rat so its not as cute as I thought.
its still cute ..my daughter had a rat and he was the sweetest tlittle creature and slept in my elbow when it was bent lol
Your right it is cute but a few years ago they were a big problem and it caused a lot of bad feeling in our area. People have an irrational fear of rats but most don’t realize that they are living with them every day. As far as I’m concerned live and let live . Thanks Lucinda.
Mark, this one was living in my garden last summer and brought home his wife and kids!!!
Nice one Jon, I think your right its a rat. I haven’t seen any so far this year but I’m sure they are about. If my one was a baby then where’s mum and dad.
I still have one or two but they reside in the old compost bin and don’t really bother me, but as you can see from pic these ones were bold as brass, strolling around during the day with me only a couple of metres away! – just make sure to wash your hands after filling the feeders! Jon
That is one thing I have always been very careful about. I hear Viles disease is very nasty. Thanks Jon. mark.
lol well taken love the visiters !LIZ
OH!!!, but they do give us GREAT JOY…Jules
I agree but try telling the worry worts around here, some people still don’t understand that living in the countryside means living with nature. Thanks Jules!, mark.
Well, it is a wonderful shot, whether rat or mouse.
Thanks Mischa, cute little chap/chapett.
Love it ….rat or mouse it is a great shot of it :))
Many thanks Yool, glad you liked it . I was standing in the kitchen and spotted it grabbed the camera and shot. I really must clean those windows. kind regards mark.
What a beautiful image! :)
Thanks Ellen, I was lucky to capture him/her. regards mark.
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