Saturday, 10 November 2012

Mouse Moment


The Wood Mouse 
Apodemus sylvaticus


The Wood Mouse is largely nocturnal.It has a pointed snout and the ears are very large.
 


The Wood Mouse eats a long list of things, including fungi, worms, insects, fruits and seeds.

 

48 comments:

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Ohhh.. So cute!!!.. Nices pictures.. Congrat..

Anna Hanley said...

Very cute!! Love your photos! Anna

TexWisGirl said...

stinking adorable!!!!!

Breathtaking said...

Ana Minguez Corella
Hi Ana:) Thank you! These little
mice are,very cute.

I haven't visited for a while as I've been away, but will visit you very soon:)

Breathtaking said...

Anna Hanley
Hello Anna:)These little guys are the cutest of all the mice.So pleased you like my photos, and thank you for your visit.

susan said...

They are very pretty and cute, love the photos!!!

Breathtaking said...

TexWisGirl
:)You make me laugh:)

Breathtaking said...

Susan
Hi Sue:)Thank you, so pleased you like the photos,and I think he's cute too.This was such a lucky encounter,as the Wood Mouse usually hunts at night.I love these moments!!

marijke said...

Must be lovely to get so close to this litte creature. beautiful photo's
Have a wonderful sunday.

Rita Vaselli said...

So beautiful pictures!I love it!
Greetings from Italy,Rita.

Adam said...

cute mouse

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful, beautiful and beautiful.

DIMI said...

Great shots!Cute mouse!
Mimika..
http://imagesfrommimikaseyes.blogspot.gr/

Breathtaking said...

marijke

Hello:) Nice to hear from you.Yes it was such a thrill to spot this little mouse, which was very young and unsure footed,until it spotted me and found his feet very quickly.

Thank you for passing by, I will be visiting you very soon:)

Breathtaking said...

Rita Vaselli

Hello Rita:)Thank you so much.

I will be visiting you very soon.

Breathtaking said...

Adam

Yes indeed, a delight to watch.

So sorry I have not visited for a while, but will be calling in on you very soon.Thank you for your comment.

Breathtaking said...

Bob Bushell

Thank you Bob:) I think Wood Mice
are the nicest of all the mice.So glad you like these.

Breathtaking said...

DIMI

Thank you so much:)

Isa said...

C'est trop mignon ! Belles photos ! Bon dimanche ...

Breathtaking said...

Isa
Merci pour votre commentaire Isa:)
Bon Dimanche.

Shaun Gibbs said...

I'm so glad I've stumbled across your blog. Beautiful images and pin sharp. I hope you can make it across to my blog to have a look around and hopefully follow me on my journey.
Take care
Shaun

Breathtaking said...

Shaun Gibbs

Welcome to my blog Shaun, and thank you for your very nice comment.:)

Joke (Jokes Camera) said...

Wow, the pictures are really breathtaking. I love these little creatures. The first picture is my favorite. Greetings, Joke

S. Etole said...

What a cute little mouse. I had one loose in the house last night that the cat couldn't seem to catch.

Sonia Aguiar said...

Querida Sonjia. Son tres fotos adorables. La primera foto es fabulosa, el pequeño ratón muestra sus cuatro patitas rosadas y sus ojos están muy atentos. ¡Enhorabuena y feliz comienzo de semana!

Jerry said...

Wow, how did you manage to get such fantastic shots - but then you always amaze me! The Wood Mouse has to be our commonest mammal and yet we hardly ever see one.

Breathtaking said...

Joke
Thank you Joke:)I like the first one better than the others also.
It looks so defenceless and cuter than in the other photos.

Have a nice week.

Breathtaking said...

S. Etole
Hi:)Strange that you should mention that you have had a mouse in your house, because I had one in my bedroom a few nights ago.They often find their way in when the wood logs are brought inside.I still haven't caught it,
but did manage to take a few photos!!!I may post them at a later date.

Thank you for visit:)

Breathtaking said...

Sonia Aguiar
Thank you Sonia,how nice to hear from you:)I'm so pleased you like the photos of this little Wood Mouse.His whitish pinkish legs somehow make him look very appealing, especially in the first photo, which I also like the best.

Since returning from a two week vacation, both my husband and I have had flu, so it's taking me a long time to visit everyone, but I will be visiting you very soon:)

Breathtaking said...

Jerry
Hello Jerry:)Chance, and being in the right place at the right time
made this a memorable moment for me.I must confess to lightening these images considerably before posting, as it was late in the evening when this lucky encounter took place.

See you soon:)

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Excelentes fotografias....
Cumprimentos

Breathtaking said...

Fernando Santos
Thank you so much:) They could have been more in focus,especially the second one, but I'm pleased just to have captured this little mouse.

Thank you for your visit.

Juliana said...

awesome shots!

xoxo, Juliana | PJ’ Happies :) | PJ’ Ecoproject

Brown Eyes said...

These animals are the only ones I haywire. I can not even look at them. They are animals that could disappear as only bring harm to our life: diseases and destruction of crops and foods. Chance to multiply the speed of light. kisses

Breathtaking said...

Juliana
Thank you for your kind comment.

Breathtaking said...

Brown Eyes
Hi:) Depending on your point of view the Wood Mouse can be the most endearing, or the most feared
or hated rodent.
Although mice in general are everything you say they are, they do provide a vital food source for other carnivorous creatures, and usually don't live longer than 6-12months.

I am so pleased that you visited, especially since you have declared that even looking at a mouse is distastful.Thank you so much Brown eyes.Kisses.

vitorchuvashortstories said...

Hi Breathtaking!

You have managed to make it look a nice creature, which isn`t a small feat...

Have a nice week!
Vitor

Breathtaking said...

vitorchuvashortstories

Hello Vitor:) Thank you for your kind comment.Perhaps the image was softened by the surrounding plants!

Have a nice week also.

Ian x said...

Diary of a Church Mouse (extract)

But how annoying when one finds
That other mice with pagan minds
Come into church my food to share
Who have no proper business there.
Two field mice who have no desire
To be baptized,invade the choir.
A large and most unfriendly rat
Comes in to see what we are at.
He says he thinks there is no God
And yet he comes... it's rather odd.

John Betjeman

Giga said...

Słodkie zdjęcia zrobiłaś tej malutkiej myszce. Pozdrawiam.
Cute photos did this tiny mouse. Yours.

Breathtaking said...

Ian x
A charming poem that I know well.
The Diary of a Church Mouse always makes me smile.Thank you Ian.

Breathtaking said...

Giga
Thank you Giga:) Appreciate your visit, and will see you soon.

Stiletto said...

This little wood mouse is absolutely cute and amusing. I love its ears and the way it held the red berry to its mouth to eat it. It must be famished. I wish I can give it a cuddle. Such great shots - you captured all its cuteness with such clarity. Congrats.

Breathtaking said...

Stiletto

Thank you:)It was a delight to watch this little mouse, and I'm so pleased you like the photos.

Jana said...

what a great catch! I envy you for this encounter...

Breathtaking said...

Jana
Yes it was a lucky encounter!

Yesterday I went a walk with my dog and as it looked like rain I didn't take my camera.Woe is me,I found a baby hedgehog, and so regret this missed opportunity of taking a really cute photo.Ah well we win some, we lose some!!

Thank you for passing by Jana:)

jesters view said...

total süß!! gut getroffen!!! ich liebe diese bilder!!

Breathtaking said...

jesters view

So froh, dass Sie lieben die Fotos von der kleinen Maus, und denke, er ist niedlich:)

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