Everyone Say "Vole!"
One morning this week, we were all sitting at the kitchen table. The kids were working on school, I was supervising and resting whilst Abigail was napping, when I happened to spot the cat acting strangely out on the driveway. I didn't think much of it until about ten minutes later she was still sitting next to one of the kids ride-on toys and acting odd. I popped on my shoes and ventured out...
See His Tiny Tail!
Also, You Can't See It Here,
But His Head Was Rather Domed Like In The Picture Below
...Nothing Like The Usual Mice We See
Lo and behold, when I gently picked up the vehicle I spotted that there was a little mouse-like animal underneath! At this stage the cat had ran off, so I called the kids and grabbed a container to catch the poor wee guy.
Catch him we did!
As I was taking the top picture of the kids (please take no notice to the fact that Miss Meg is still in her jammies!) with our new furry friend, Meg promptly put her hand into the container and petted the "soft mousie". *dies of germphobia* When Amy retrieved our wildlife book, she soon discovered that our mouse wasn't really a mouse at all, but a bank vole! How cool! Once the kids had made sure that the cat was nowhere in sight, they took the vole to the hedgerow and set him free! Hopefully next time he'll know the steer clear of the cat!
We Found A Picture In Our Wildlife Book
Impromtu Science Lesson - How We Homeschoolers Like To Roll :)
One Of Our Rodent Rescuers!
A Quick Photo Opportunity Before He Made His Escape!