Tuesday, April 12, 2011

On the left the house mouse.






Below the field mouse:

Wee, sleekit, cowrin, tim'rous beastie,
O' what a panic's in my breastie!
Robert Burns
The second is more like my recollection because the face was so clear.

15 comments:

R. Sherman said...

Because you saw the face so well, at least you'll be able to identify it in a police line-up.

Cheers.

Pat said...

Randall: nice one:)

Guyana-Gyal said...

Wee?

Ah, that's what I'd do if I saw one here.

Ponita in Real Life said...

I have picked those up in my leather clad hands when teaching my barn kittens to become mousers. Bet you wouldn't be doing that!!! ;-)

They became excellent mousers, by the way, so I have to assume that the combo of their talent and my teachings worked!

Scarlet Blue said...

House mice aren't that pretty, but field mice are... just like gerbils, but I suppose they can still gnaw through your wiring.
SX

john.g. said...

Field mouse for sure! They wont bother you.

Pat said...

GG: fortunately I simply screamed.

Ponita: good job I didn't marry a farmer. I'd be a dead loss.

Scarlet: there's a place for all creatures - but NOT in my kitchen! At night when MTL has retired I find myself making clattering noises before going in the kitchen. Lily livered I know:)

John.g: promise?

Jimmy said...

Peanut butter... and a big hammer. They'll no be there long.

Pat said...

Jimmy: are you offering?

Sharon Longworth said...

Cute, very cute, but oh so much better if not living in your house.

I won't horrify you with the story of the time some rats found their way into the garden shed and gnawed through the back of the fridge freezer to get at the food. One stayed too long and I was met with a very stiff creature when I went to fetch some bread...Oh, I have just horrified you with the story of the rats....Sorry.

Pat said...

Sharon: thanks for that ducks! Gnawed through the back of a fridge freezer? Who knew?

Eryl said...

They are quite cute, both, if only they didn't make such a mess. In the woods here you get tiny little dark brown ones, like best leather glove brown, with very long, thin black tails.

Pat said...

Eryl: if only they'd stay there.

rashbre said...

There's something small eating things in our garage. Not that there's much to eat. I'm thinking it is birds rather than mice although I haven't thought out a way to get more accurate evidence.

Pat said...

Rashbre: I imagine sooner or later a mouse would leave a calling card.