Baby Mice kind of look like baby Pigs!
Discovering a miracle of nature.
Many people despise mice and find no good use for them. I don't particularly agree, if they are outside living in nature and not wrecking havoc in our homes.
As a small child allowed to freely roam outside and discover nature on my own, I often stumbled across many miracles that I thought were special treasures because only my eyes were seeing them at that moment.
One of the cool things I discovered was a mother mouse who had found a comfortable place in an old shed behind our house to nest and bring her young into the world. The cats hadn't found her yet, but somehow I did.
A mystery for me to discover before another force interfered. I remember following the sounds of the squeaking and gently moving debris around until, Ah Ha!, there she was. She didn't try to run from me since I knew to approach slowly and to keep a safe distance as I watched her and gained her trust. She eventually let me handle them and accepted them back when I was done examining.
Those little field mice looked like the baby pigs in the barn when they were first born. They were hairless and had different pigment very similar to the pigs with varying colors and splotches of color to their skin.
If you never saw it, let me try to explain. Some breeds of baby pigs have no hair, but do have markings on their skin like black or red saddles and wide stripes or spots of colors. Each are unique from those particular breeds. The white pigs are usually just pink or pale without much markings, but some pigs are quite colorful. So were the little mice I found that day.
It was cool and I didn't want to share my find with anyone as I feared they would treat them like they were just pests instead of a mother who just experienced a miracle of nature.