28 June 2013

There's a Mouse in the House

(photograph courtesy of
Noting that the bird feeder was empty I thought I’d better get out there and give the birds their daily bread rations. The tube, as shown in the picture (minus the chaffinch) was totally devoid of seed. Why? Because the mouse was inside the tube, upside down, scoffing every last grain, and believe me he did have the last grain. And there was I, without camera.

He might have been the cutest field mouse I’ve ever seen but I still told him off, words like get out of there, you stupid mouse. At least, I think that’s what I said. Hearing that I was ever so slightly annoyed, Mr Mouse decided to make a run for it ... up the slithery tube, right to the top, whereupon he jumped to the ground, a drop of more than six feet. And there was I, without camera. Can you credit it?

I know the mouse has been eating seed but he did that whilst sedately sitting on the rim of the feeding hole and he always cleared off when a bird flew in. Mr M must have been pretty desperate to go right inside the tube.

Memo to self. Remember to take camera when filling bird feeders. 

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faye said...


Brian Miller said...

ha and his daring was rewarded...a bit of seed, and a highlight by you...smiles...and luckily no bird tslons...smiles.

Mel said...

Hahaha...what a clever, acrobatic mouse! One of the Flying Houdini's! And you....without the camera. :-/

Akelamalu said...

LOL shame you didn't have your camera with you. :)

Valerie said...

Thanks, Faye.

Lol, Brian. talons would have been fatal.

Laughing with you, Mel. Loved the reference to Flying Housini's.

Not having the camera was the worse bit, Pearl :O)

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Pat said...

I have never heard of a mouse INSIDE of the bird feeder! I know they come and eat the fallen seed. Wow! Too bad you DIDN'T capture that!

My sister always has trouble with the squirrels eating from the feeder. A few squirrels have gone inside the tube, too.

Ron said...

"He might have been the cutest field mouse I’ve ever seen but I still told him off, words like get out of there, you stupid mouse."

HAHAHAHAHAAHA! Valerie, I LOVE you! How funny!!!!

And damn, don't you hate it when you don't have your camera with you when you see something interesting? That's happened to me before as well.

And CONGRATULATIONS on being at the halfway mark of editing your book!!!!

Woot! Woot!

You GO, dear lady!!!!

Have a lovely weekend!


Valerie said...

Heehee, Ron, I couldn't have repeated what I really said to the mouse. I had another occasion today when the camera was on-charge, two squirrels gambolling on the lawn "and there was I without a camera". Duh!

Thanks for noticing the latest news! Between you and me I shall be glad when I have finished the editing. It is LABORIOUS.

Montanagirl said...

Ha! That's funny that he'd go inside the feeding tube! And you without your camera....

Geraldine said...

Ah ha...the flying mouse! :<)