When all through the house
Not a creature was stirring
Not even a mouse
This minute little Four-Striped Grass Mouse was spotted by my friend S at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens last month.
Active during the day, he was scurrying about his business, not a care in the world.
You can see the stripes quite well in these two photos.
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.
See how quickly you can spot him in the photo above!