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Until 2004 the only views we got of mice were as
fleeting 'what was that' moments in the long grass,
or as House Mice dead in a trap (humane traps in
our experience can maim rather than just trap).
Now we are baiting our night photo kit with ground peanut 'grits' and waste fruit. TheFieldmice come to feed and 'play' leaving their image behind.
Apple peel is a feast on a frosty night, though their real favourite is ground peanuts.
Knowing where food can be found they will even dig down through snow to get it. All non-hibernating small mammals need a continuous supply of food in cold weather.