Insulated Mouse Nest

This year’s mouse survived the winter under the tool rack, perhaps due to living inside a well-insulated ball made from leaf fragments, dryer fuzz, and random stuff:

Insulated mouse nest - first look
Insulated mouse nest – first look

The white fabric around the entrance is a nice touch and the blue threads certainly add a decorative flair. I eased the top surface back to show the interior, although the flash flattens the texture:

Insulated mouse nest - interior
Insulated mouse nest – interior

With hawks hunting during the day and owls a-wing at night, the local rodent population has been taking a real beating; even the squirrels look worried.