I saw mousey in the peanut butter jar yesterday morning just as it was getting light
I didn't know it was there as I take the jar out sort of side on, so as not to trample on the garden too much and there it was - a lovely sleek dark brown mouse with black beady eyes looking at me.
Just as I was about to put the jar back it jumped onto my hair and the side of my cardigan then disappeared
I was furious with myself for disturbing it and hoped it had had enough to eat.
I was seeing to the rest of the bird feeders. in and out of the house and garage a couple of times, went to the bins etc. came in and was washing the egg yolk dishes when I felt a very slight movement on my left shoulder inside my cardigan - funny - carried on - there it was again - mousey!
I went outside, grabbed the peanut butter jar, took my cardigan off and mousey scampered across the grass towards the dead leaves near where the jar goes. I could hear it moving about in them.
I don't know how I thought I was going to get it back in the jar
probably wasn't safe anyway as it was quite light by this time.
I had scraped the last of the butter forward like Willpar did so it's spread more near the opening.
No sign of mousey having been there this morning - hope he hasn't been completely traumatised