Woodmouse (Apodemus sylvaticus)
Hertfordshire, England, 1987

This woodmouse was photographed at Therfield Heath, a nature reserve managed by the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust.

I visited the site every evening for several weeks, and gradually increased the amount of photographic equipment which this mouse would tolerate.

Eventually, it was happy to run up and down the stick, which was mounted on the same tripod as the camera, and the optical arrangement for aligning the mouse with a magnified image of the Moon.

Woodmouse