Little Mouse



We met this little mouse in an abandoned building. Three photographers trying to capture a photo of a tiny mouse that was running around the room was a wonderfully joyful moment. I think it was the only time we were laughing and having real fun during our visit to those abandoned homes that have been left behind and are falling apart, no-one taking care of them anymore.

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Little Mouse

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  1. Great capture, Elina. It’s not easy to get such a good shot of a fast moving mousie. πŸ™‚ I love the look of the composition, with the wide floor boards and the bits of straw and material.

    1. Indeed it wasn’t very easy and I was lucky to get this shot of him looking at me. πŸ™‚ I appreciate your kind words Aldous, have a wonderful day!

    1. I think he must have been a bit surprised by us photographers surrounding him and trying to get a good shot. And we were surprised as well to find this little mouse there. πŸ™‚ Thank you and have a great day Draco!

  2. How sweet he is!! And he looked up at you specially for the photo – what a star!!! πŸ˜€ That was a lucky find. I’m sure there are loads of mice and rats in old abandoned homes, but they are very clever at hiding and you usually only get to hear their scratchings! I love the floor boards in this picture with bits of leaves, makes a perfect picture for mouse!

    It reminds me of one I met many years ago, my first experience of living alone. A mouse managed to squeeze through a small but very old air vent grating that was hidden behind a recently installed radiator, I was terrified when I saw it run by my bare feet on the kitchen floor. I wanted to leave the house immediately!! He kept coming in, because at that point I didn’t know where he was getting in, until I saw him jump onto the skirting board and disappear behind the radiator. I set a humane mouse trap, hoping that when I caught him I’d let him out on a nearby field (I’m sure he would not have been thrilled at that!) He appeared one evening and sniffed at the lovely slice of banana in the trap then looked at me, and decided not to try – clever mouse! I sat on a kitchen chair with my feet up from the floor (taking no risks!) and he just wandered about, kept looking straight at me, and I just fell in love with him, he was so sweet, I wasn’t fearful of him any more. Lucky for him, he didn’t continue to come in. It turned out to be a good experience for me in the end. If you want to attract a mouse or keep them happy so you can photograph them, you could try a piece of banana, they do absolutely love banana. It’s probably a food they don’t see much, a delicious treat for them!

    So did you get many good pictures of the abandoned house? There are some amazing ones on the internet. Niki Feijen is a favourite of mine, he has some awesome old mansion photography! I could be telling you something you already know, but if you’ve not heard of him before, just Google his name, he has a 500px page, I’m sure you’d love what he’s posted on there! πŸ™‚

    1. Indeed a star. πŸ™‚ I love your story of making friends with a mouse! And I would have never thought of giving banana to a mouse, thanks for the tip.

      I did get some photos of the abandoned houses but somehow it seems to take time to “digest” the experience and get around to working on those photos.

      I didn’t know Niki Feijen. I checked out his photos now and they are really amazing! Incredibly beautiful mansions!

      Thank you for a lovely comment Suzy! Have a great day! πŸ™‚

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