Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Round and round they go, where they stop, nobody knows

I went out to feed the birds, and found two deer mice! Handily having my videocam in my pocket...

Somebody got into the shed and removed the lid to the garbage can. I'm afraid to look for an entranceway into the shed. Perhaps we have wood rats? Either way, it's a spring project, not easily done in the dead of winter.

Silly little deer mice. They were in the shed in the can, eating the bird seed. I hauled the can outside the door, and had a chat with them. It's bird seed, not mice seed!

After tipping the can over the larger one took off like a bat. The other one simply sat there! I had to encourage it. Meantime (below), we had a Daisy/Buster playtime in the snow in the backyard.

Mouse in the hole from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

We like to sit under the tree in the warm sun. The shed is in the background.

Cats backyard playtime from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
The sun is glorious.


guild rez said...

Great pictures and video!!
Our cat Maximus loves to catch mice in our shed.But right now it is too cold for him to get out. I am sure mice have a great time feasting on leftover bird food.
I am adding any new posts to my Guildwood blogs, because we are moving to a condo in the area of Oakville/Burlington area.

Margaret E. Dent said...


that was the cutest video I've seen in months. Thank you for a great laugh! I know people see these creatures as pests but the look on their faces when you discovered them was priceless!

Christine said...

great capture, glad you are enjoying the sun, it's all we can do...it's snowing again!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The little mice are cute...outdoors! Cats are having great fun in the snow.

Pearl said...

wow, so much adventure. since we got a cat I double I'll see any more mousies about.