The Little Field Mouse
In The Above Video...
In the video above, I taped this awesome little field mouse that I caught.
This is a field mouse, and I caught it outside the house. I can't kill animals, because of the fact that it is living for its own purpose, so instead I captured it in a plastic container with a vent on top and fed it four strings of cheese and a piece of orange.
When I first gave the little thing food and water, it gobbled all of it up within a few minutes, but luckily it was still hungry when I captured the video.
This mouse, when I watched it for every second that it ate and drank, acted with sophistication. Well, I don't know if I can really use that word, but when I gave it water. The first things it was doing, were cleaning its hands and face. After that, it felt it was time to drink the water. I wish I could show you but I don't have the video of it.
Field Mice Cannot Be Pets
Field Mice cannot be pets because they are born as wild, non-domesticated creatures. It is not like in the pet stores where they give them different immunity and disease-preventing shots, so that humans don't die from them. They are wild, cute or not.
Mice will eat anything that they can find when they are hungry. Even though their itty-bitty eyes, and short, fluffy fur will hypnotize you into thinking they are harmless, they will bite you if they desperate enough for a meal.
Bites from wild animals cause infections or life-threatening illnesses that usually require professional medical attention (possibly hospitalization).
Can wild animals adapt to every-day domestication?
Do you believe animals born in the wild can naturally adapt to domestication as a new life-style?
Instincts for Survival
Field Mice, just like any other wild creatures, are born with natural instincts for survival. When they are hungry, they naturally know when and where they need to look for food. When they are scared, they either dig holes, or hide until they feel safe enough to come out.
Natural instincts are just methods and techniques that animals use and have in order to survive out in the wild.
What Happened to the Mouse Afterwards?
I kept the mouse in the bathtub for the entire night. Since we were going to the city early the next day, I decided I was going to take the mouse to the pet shop and see what they were going to do with it. Instead, I and my sister let the mouse go in a large field with some food.
I feel guilty for taking the mouse away from its familiar home, but it was just way too unsanitary, and I tried to remember that they are born with wild-animal instincts.
Yes, Field Mice are cute, but they may prove harmful or fatal if not dealt with carefully, just as any other wild creature or animal. I fed the one above out of guilt and set it free into the wild again so it may be where it belongs. At least I know now that I didn't take it to a pet shop to be forcefully eaten. It will die naturally, but if it is still alive... here's to the field mice.