For most people, mice are rarely seen well. This also goes for house mice, which are usually observed as a brown lightning, flashing away in your garage.
Some time ago, PJ and I spent two weekends photographing house mice. He had some extra on offer in his garage, so we caught them with lifetraps and took some cliché images.
We also wanted to make some more high risk images with a trap. I will relieve you: the mouse survived and was set free in an old shed.
This mouse clearly chose the thug life.
Being a bit bored with just putting it in new scenery, we went to my grandma where we placed my sister’s cat in the barn. The idea was to let the cat jump through our infrared barrier, resulting in a picture with the mouse sitting on the ground with the cat frozen mid air in the shot. We did not succeed (the cat didn’t want to jump), so we went for plan B… being the sneaky stalker at work.
Big thanks to PJ. This is technical photography and it is best to team up.
Also, the screams I witnessed at the moment when the mouse jumped straight into PJ’s pants leg and crawled up towards little PJ, will make me laugh untill the day I die.
Again, the mouse survived and was set free. Which cannot be said from the many mice house cats bring home every month.