The harvest mouse is the smallest British rodent and is highly inconspicuous to the human eye. A reduction in hedgerows due to modern farming methods, combined with the use of combine harvesters, leaves harvest mice in grain fields with little chance of escape. Hedgerows are being removed by farmers to produce larger fields, reducing suitable harvest mouse habitat. Captive breeding and the reintroduction of this species into a safer environment can help with this decline. – http://www.wildwoodtrust.org
These photographs were taken at The Westcountry Wildlife Centre.