Simon Dell, a wildlife photographer from Sheffield, United Kingdom, was taking pictures of birds in his garden, when he spotted a cute little house mouse standing on the grassy ground. He knew he couldn’t miss the opportunity, so he came up with the brightest idea. With the intent of protecting the mouse from neighboring cats, and providing wonderful backdrops for his new subjects, Simon fashioned a house for the small mouse, that he named George. He built him a nice and functional house made from piles of logs, old fruits, and vegetables. It didn’t take long for George to notice the lovely house Simon made, and he was more than happy to move there with his fellow mice That Simon named Mildred and Mini. Take a look at Simon’s wonderful photographs of George and his little family, while having the time of their lives in their cozy, new home. If you want to see more photos, drop by Simon’s Facebook account, or visit his RedBubble page to check out some mice merchandise. (h/t)
Meet the tiny mice family enjoying Simon’s wonderful creation as their new home.
At first, the mice were still a bit shy, but when they grew accustomed to their host, they’d be peeking their noses out as Simon visits and hands them peanuts.
Because of the additional family members, Simon expanded their residence and turned it into a little village using berries, miniature items, and even ladders for easy access.
The log houses were specially made with 2-3 exits, so they could easily navigate around the small mice village.
Not only does George feed them for the sake of his photos but he also does it so they wouldn’t have to hunt outside and put their lives at risk.
Sometimes Mini peeks through her hole, waiting for extra peanuts.
The story of how George, Mildred, and Mini became permanent occupants of Simon’s garden circulated online, and the hearts of many were smitten.
It drove fans to leave wonderful comments on his photos, commending him for the adoption of the tiny family, and for creating a beautiful village for them all.
As time went by, the tiny village grew along with the addition of 2 more male mice that just moved to it.
Recently, Mildred was looking pregnant and Simon couldn’t be more glad to welcome additional members to his little village this coming Christmas.
It looks like it will be a very merry Christmas for George and his family, and it also means more beautiful photos for Simon to take.