Harvest Mouse Micromys minutus

Harvest Mouse "Don't make me laugh!"
Harvest Mouse "I said don't make me laugh!"
Harvest Mouse prehensile tail The prehensile tail
The Harvest Mouse is the UK's smallest mouse - really very tiny and about half the size of the House Mouse - and Europe's smallest rodent.
Harvest Mouse
Harvest Mouse
Harvest Mouse
They live in fields of cereal (hence their name, being found when it is harvested) or in long grass.
Harvest Mice pair
Harvest Mouse nest
Harvest Mouse nest
Their nest, above, made of grass is also held up by the stems in the field.
Harvest Mouse
Harvest Mouse tail
Harvest Mouse
The tail is longer than the head and body of the mouse and, unlike other mice, is prehensile (is used to cling on to cereal/grass stems like a fifth limb). It is Britain's only native animal with a truly prehensile tail.