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Not Even a Mouse

Striped Mouse 1

Striped Mouse 1

 

 

Twas the night before Christmas

When all through the house

Not a creature was stirring

Not even a mouse

 

Striped Mouse 2

Striped Mouse 2

This minute little Four-Striped Grass Mouse was spotted by my friend S at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens last month.

Striped Mouse 3

Striped Mouse 3

Active during the day, he was scurrying about his business, not a care in the world.

Striped Mouse 4

Striped Mouse 4

You can see the stripes quite well in these two photos.

Striped Mouse 5

Striped Mouse 5

Even for a mouse, he was tiny, and very hard to spot in the undergrowth. We think maybe he was a teenager, not a baby, as he had his stripes, but there was still something babyish about his looks.

Striped Mouse 6

Striped Mouse 6

See how quickly you can spot him in the photo above!