|White-footed Mouse nest, Charles River Peninsula, Needham, MA|
Mice really can't be allowed to take up residency in nesting boxes. They poop the place up and they can carry significant diseases.
I'd been putting this off for some time. I didn't want to evict any tiny dependent creatures. But surely the babies were mature by now. And it was better to evict them during the beautiful weather than later, when it would be harder for them to gather new nesting material.
|White-footed Mice, Charles River Peninsula, Needham, MA|
I'd assumed that they would jump right out of the box to the grass below. One, in fact, did.
I certainly didn't expect them to climb up.
|My reflection in a terrified mouse's eye.|
I think this post needs a bluebird chaser...
|Eastern Bluebirds, Charles River Peninsula, Needham, MA|