A mouse. Seemed very bold running about amongst people during the day.
No interactions present.
At first I thought the first one was just of a foot! He/she is very well camouflaged on your shoe :-)
I think if I took this shot, my heart would burst.
Very bold little creature, is this normal behaviour?
This is a wood mouse, the yellow collar would be visible in the third photo. These photos are amazing, I've never seen such a tame mouse. It doesn't look ill, was it slow and dopey looking? I can not explain why it would do this unless it was ill.
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Not sure, I wouldn't say it was unusually sluggish or dopey looking although if I recall correctly its movements did seem a bit jumpy and to me it looked a but "hunched up" most of the time. I do wonder if one of the local wildlife massacring machines (also known as pet cats) had played with it a bit but there was not obvious sign of damage on its body.
The hut on this nature reserve has an occasional rodent visitation which Longworth trapping has proven to be Wood Mouse so perhaps it is becoming more familiar with people (and perhaps because the hut is unheated it is less suitable to the House Mouse that normally out competes Wood Mouse).
The second photo it looks like its in shock.
I'm a student so be gentle.
It is possible it is in shock after being 'played' with by a cat. Cats often just tease their prey without physically hurting it. It is unlikely to be habituated to humans. I've had animals that have become trap happy, coming back night after night, but they were always ran away when I released them...perhaps its me, I'm so frightning!
These are amazing photos, how did you get so close, I don't think the mouse was ill, I think it is just a particularly friendly one. It looks just like our pet hamster!
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