I have an ulterior motive with my 6 word musings this Saturday. I was walking in the woods yesterday when this little creature ran in front of me on the path. It was tiny, totally unperturbed, meeping in a high voice, and following ants on which it pounced and ate one after the other. I think it was either a wood mouse or a bank vole – but the size still puzzles me. Its body was just an inch long, the tail about another inch. Any of the animals I checked up on are normally bigger. Or was this a baby who was still learning to keep under cover and keep quite? I hope it learned fast. Anyway, if somebody knows for sure what I saw I’d appreciate to hear from you.
The area was a fairly well frequented part of a large arboretum with exotic trees from all over the world, beech varieties are also included, pretty close to a town, in southwest Germany (Weinheim an der Bergstraße). https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exotenwald
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