Rodents in the Woodpile
During a short walk in the woods today – a public woods – I came across a small woodpile with some age to it. On the woodpile were nut shells, partial nuts, and other possibly edible crumbs. The setting appeared similar to when we go to Texas Roadhouse where guests toss peanut shells on the floor. This natural restaurant certainly would not have passed inspection by human standards.
Being a curious fellow meant I had to study the wood pile in an effort to determine the cause of the forest litter – mostly acorns. As I moved the wood around, the creators of the mess became obvious. Mice were running everywhere. It was almost creepy, like a scary movie, except I was not scared. Instead I grabbed my camera to turn their darting back and forth into a few pictures. It would have been nice to have better lighting and I could have used flash, but I doubt the scene would have appeared natural in the final images.
Mouse in Wood Pile: