Very placid mouse - it seemed to be sleeping at first and then unalarmed even when it became aware of my presence.
No interactions present.
It doesn't look well at all. I wonder if it had been caught and released by a cat or something and was in shock?
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I first noticed the mouse because it moved. I didn't see where it had come from, but there was a sort of tunnel in the leaf litter a couple of feet away. I watched it, where it had stopped, for a few minutes - it occasionally looked up but most of the time it had its head down and eyes closed. After I took the photos it moved to the tunnel and just put its head in without going further. Its body movement indicated fairly rapid breathing.
I returned to the spot about 15 minutes later - it had gone. My first thought was that it was coming out of hibernation but I don't think they hibernate, or do they ?
No, they don't hibernate, they just store up food for winter to supplement the leaner pickings outside.
Lat/Lng: 51.7019, 0.8594
OS grid ref: TL976042
Narrow strip of deciduous woodland alongside road