Tennis balls new home for endangered harvest mouse

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Harvest mouse in tennis ball

In the county of Leicestershire, UK, animal conservationists have come up with a creative way to protect the endangered harvest mouse, Britain’s smallest mammal. With the help of a local tennis club and Wimbledon, a couple hundred used tennis balls will be re-used to become tennis-ball-homes. Although little is known about the current status of the harvest mouse, population numbers have been under increasing pressure because of intense farming methods.

Let’s now just hope these tiny mice, which only weigh some 6 grams as adults, like their new home.

harvest mouse tennisball

See another fantastic picture of harvest mice at the photo website of David Tipling.

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