Garden Wildlife – Part 20 Wood Mouse

Over the past week or so we’ve noticed a number of the seedlings in the porch, especially the sunflowers, have been nibbled.

The other afternoon we found the culprit, a wood mouse.

We have a lot of wood mice around us, but they generally only come in the porch or even get in the house in the winter. This one probably couldn’t resist the trays of plants, although it did seem to only bite through the stalks but not actually eat any of them.

In the garden, a mouse or something similar has been taking bites out of the radishes and potatoes.

With the weasel and the number of cats that visit, the mouse is probably safer in the porch.

Wood mouse on boots


Wood mouse on yoga matWood mouse behind plantsSunflower

About Alex White - Appletonwild

This is my diary of the wildlife where I live in Oxfordshire, and sometimes the places I visit. My passion is for British wildlife, especially Badgers and Hares. This year my debut book "Get Your Boots On" was published I am a keen amateur photographer. All the photographs on this blog are taken by myself unless stated otherwise. I am a member of A Focus on Nature, the network for Young Nature Conservationists, BBOWT, The Oxon Mammal group and The Oxfordshire Badger Group. You can also follow me on Twitter @Appletonwild Instagram appletonwild
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3 Responses to Garden Wildlife – Part 20 Wood Mouse

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  2. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    There are my favourite mouse but can be a pest when it comes comes to trying to grow things. We occasionally get on in the greenhouse in the winter/ early spring.

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