Most of us would dread the thought of seeing a mice anywhere near our home. Sure, rodents usually dwell in the outside world and seeing them outside our doors wouldn’t do us any harm. Still, humans have gotten so used of the word “hygiene,” So, most of the time, seeing a mouse anywhere near your home would lead you to open up a mouse trap or let the cats out to do the dirty work.
That was, apparently, not the case for Simon Dell. Simon is a wildlife photographer from the UK. So, when he saw a family of mice in his garden, he didn’t become anxious or scared. Nor did he have the instincts to shoo the mice away.
As a wildlife photographer, he finds it an honor to be near these cute little creatures. Instead of calling the exterminator, Simon decided to make a lemonade out of this lemon of a situation.
Simon decided to create a miniature village for his new-found mice friends. It wasn’t easy at first. Building a house all by yourself is one thing. It’s a completely different story when you’re trying to build a whole village, not for people, but for a couple of tiny little animals, who are probably as small as your hand.
It took him a while to think about how he was going to pull this off, but the thought finally came to him. What if he created his miniature mouse village out of vegetables and fruits?
No one would have thought that it was possible to create a village, no matter how miniature it was, out of vegetables. But Simon was able to pull through.
What made the idea world class was the fact that the mice family could chew on their new home as well. Of course, Simon didn’t give the mice a chance to eat off their home.
What Simon did was create a miniature area for dining. There would be a variety of fruits and vegetables the mice family can sink their teeth into.
The miniature mouse village would have been perfect already. It only needed one more improvisation. The mice family still needed an extra line of defense.
Even though Simon made the village in a sturdy manner, what lurks outside the gates of this village was far stronger. So, he decided to take out a couple of wood and pumpkins to create a tiny shelter area for the mice. This should be enough protection to keep the family of mice secured from the cats that live beneath the fence.
Simon’s love for wildlife isn’t the only reason he decided to give these little creatures a new home. He also saw this as an opportunity for a wonderful photo shoot.
When the idea came to Simon, he already thought that he would have a ton of great photos by the time his project is over. He, however, did not have any idea that the outcome would be this magnificent.
Simon wouldn’t have gotten this amazing photo shoot for his portfolio without this family of mice. So, he decided to make their stay more comfortable.
Apart from the food and shelter that Simon lovingly laid out for them, he also created a tiny playground where the little mice can run around and play.
Even after Simon’s mesmerizing photo shoot, he didn’t stop improving the miniature mouse village. He even gave the mouse family some new modes of transportation. Of course, the motorcycles and bikes did not seem to be interesting in the eyes of the rodents. Still, you can see Simon’s dedication to the little mice family.
Simon even decided to clean the place up a little bit so that the family of mice would also be prepped up for the celebration of Christmas.