September 28. 2023
This is a picture of our "goes-in-ta" Drawer. You know the drawer in your kitchen where you put the things that you only use 3 times a year!
See the black fluffy stuff. In opening the drawer to look for my marker I interrupted a nursing mother mouse. I screamed and Mom and babe departed post haste!. Not sure who was most startled!
As I sat and watched from a somewhat distant chair she returned and there was much movement in the nesting material. I assume that she was moving the "kinder" to a safer spot. and will build a new nest. When the nesting material stopped moving I crept a little closer and examined it. No babies remain!
Sometimes being a Mom is hard, whatever your species!