What would you do if you found a family of mice roaming around your garden? I’m sure a lot of people would reach out for a bit of cheese and a mousetrap or let your cats wander around for a bit. However, if you’re Simon Dell, you turn the situation into the perfect photo opportunity.
Wildlife photographer Simon Dell from Sheffield, United Kingdom, seized the opportunity to capture some beautiful photographs of these tiny little creatures. But he knew he had to entice the little mice to come towards him, so he built them a little set piece to capture their attention.
And it worked! It wasn’t long before the family of mice moved in, and they love their new home.
Simon built the little mice a home made up of old fruit, vegetables, and props from around his house and the results are all too adorable.
To get the eye-catching imagery that he wanted, Simon created little houses for the two mice he named George and Mildred and for their little baby, Mini.
Simon Dell built a little log house and a tiny playground for his new mice friends.
He managed to entice them with nuts and berries that he kindly left for the tiny little mice. He would pick the nuts and berries on his walk around a nature reserve near his home in Sheffield.
And every now and then, Simon prepares luxury banquets for the mice to enjoy.
Being a keen wildlife photographer I am often taking photos of birds on the feeders in the garden. Then one day I looked down to see a very cute little house mouse standing up in the grass.
Since then, Simon has grown very fond of the little mouse family and regularly updates their tiny village.
Simon Dell even hooked them up with their own modes of transport to get around with. Although something is telling me they don’t use them very much…
But Simon wanted to make sure his new little friends would be safe.
Knowing there are cats just over the fence I thought I would give them a little more safety, so collected some logs and made them a log pile home. The mice are very trusting and know I mean them no harm. I love nature so am happy to live alongside such cute creatures.
Just like every family does at this time of year, the mouse family also get to celebrate Christmas in style. They really have it made in Simon Dell’s garden.
This adorable little mouse family is very lucky to have such a kind landlord in Simon. I kind of want to move into a little woodland house made up of logs and fruit now. Anyone else?
Watch Simon Dell talking about his super cute hobby and adopted mouse family in the video below. Also, at Happiest we love hearing all of your opinions. So please let us know what you thought of the article in the comment section. 🐝