A Late Mouse

It appears that not all the rodents that usually hibernate have gone to their dens yet. Yesterday I saw a mouse (likely a house mouse, but I couldn’t identify it clearly) running to its den somewhere in the walls of a building with a large leaf in its mouth – as likely a plastic leaf as a real one. Quite a bit of the snow has melted, & warm air has probably lured┬ámany animals from their dens, especially the ones that live in buildings or garages. Or it could be that this mouse was waiting for it to get a bit colder before curling up for the winter.