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Managed to capture this mouse (?) making free with our bird food........I am hoping someone can identify the species for me.
V 1: Cropped from original.
V 2: Separate shot, minimal cropping.

My thanks to all who commented on Autumn in the Beechwood, and with special thanks to Pamela {pamelajean} for her User Award for image Fern.

Ronnie.

Camera:Nikon D7000 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikon DX 18-200mm.
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Focal Length:200mm.
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.6
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/60sec
Exposure Comp:+1.00
ISO:250
Exposure Mode:Aperture
Metering Mode:CWA
Flash:Fired
White Balance:Auto
Title:"Caught on Camera"
Username:RonnieAG RonnieAG
Uploaded:21 Nov 2012 - 12:03 AM
Tags:Bird feeder., Mouse, Wildlife / nature
Votes:Voting Disabled
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6521 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2012 - 12:08 AM

A nice shot of the little free loader Ronnie. - gary

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achieverswales
21 Nov 2012 - 12:12 AM

Must say Ronnie they are both excellent, some people regard these as pests but I find them delightful little creatures.

Regards

Trev.

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2012 - 12:15 AM

Definately a rodent Ronnie ( young Rat ) Bird food robber !!
Ron.

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2012 - 12:23 AM

"Cheeky little blighter" -that's my ID!
They have a rustic charm provided they stay outside!
We get some in out loft which hubby deals with. He has caught humanely, set free then they've reappeared!
KateGrinGrinGrin

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
21 Nov 2012 - 12:31 AM

2 excellent captures Ronnie,
Fred.

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Jocelia
Jocelia e2 Member 3Jocelia vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2012 - 2:26 AM

Kate took the words right out of my mouth.
Even though vermin, I had to do the trapping once. We lived in 'wheat belt'
country town and had a plague of big proportions. Hubby wouldn't touch them so I had to
catch them. They have the perfect teeth and eyes, the fur in their ears are so fine
and soft. Yet I had to do the dirty on them which haunts me.
This little one though is a beaut of a capture….Smile

Jocelia…...

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
21 Nov 2012 - 4:37 AM

Two great photos of this beautiful little pest Smile Our biggest fear is for one to come into our house and eat our electric cables Smile I love both versions Ronnie. Well taken Smile

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2012 - 4:45 AM

Both excellent images though not a visitor I'd welcome!

Ann

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
21 Nov 2012 - 5:33 AM

A lovely pose with it eating

Peter

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2012 - 6:16 AM

Get the traps out Ronnie, there'll be more of them.

Dougie

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 33098 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom102 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2012 - 7:10 AM

Two cracking variants Ronnie, he certainly has got some nuts pinching the bird food.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2012 - 7:37 AM

A cheeky chappie taking a free lunch, delightful.

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2012 - 7:44 AM

I would say that this is a rat rather than a mouse. A fine capture and I prefer the cropped version.

Albert

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41035 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England134 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2012 - 7:47 AM

A very good crop to use the slats as framing, Ronnie. Have to say it looks more ratty than mousey to me.

Dave

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johnjo58
johnjo58 e2 Member 4johnjo58 vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2012 - 7:55 AM

Great photo Ronnie, better in the garden than indoors
David

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fificat100
fificat100 e2 Member 3fificat100 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2012 - 7:57 AM

Well I think it's probably a young rat. A super capture anyway, with great detail.

Lavina

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2012 - 8:03 AM

We stopped feeding the birds when we saw a rat climbing up the feeder pole. Good capture Ronnie.
Ann

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2012 - 8:34 AM

Suppose you can't blame him for getting a freebie. as long as he stays outside! Two excellent captures Ronnie.
Joan.

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2012 - 8:37 AM

Two excellent images Ronnie superb detail, exceptionally well captured.

Hugh

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geffers7
geffers7 e2 Member 435 forum postsgeffers7 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2012 - 8:55 AM

Excellent images Ronnie - looks like a brown rat to me but I'm not an expert.
Geoff

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M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
21 Nov 2012 - 9:13 AM

Great image. (Brown Rat – look at the tail). They make quite bold posers. Well captured.

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2012 - 9:54 AM

Looks very much like a young rat to me too - has that slightly thicker tail and small ears in relation to its head.
Very well captured, with amazing detail.
Carole

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digital_boi
21 Nov 2012 - 10:17 AM

hmm i told we have them on the light side as well Ronnie and in Kelvinside i think they are called ''Rates'' big ones at that TongueTongueWinkWink trouble is where there is one there are plenty more

GrahamTongueTongueWink

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NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven e2 Member 2246 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2012 - 11:39 AM

You dirty rat..........he seems to be enjoying the food......I do hope he paid the bill after the feast.........GrinGrinGrin

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digital_boi
21 Nov 2012 - 11:50 AM

PS i omitted to say well done on the captures Ronnie not eay and good result with the flash

Graham

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2012 - 1:21 PM

I thought young rat - ok a pest but still wildlife and superb shot

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2012 - 1:42 PM

Don't know about the species, Ronnie, but he's cute little chap! Wink A super capture, and go for the crop in V1 as my fave Smile
Trev Smile

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twelvemegs
21 Nov 2012 - 2:21 PM

Ratty, keep him out of the house Ronnie.

David

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Louise_Morris
Louise_Morris e2 Member 42310 forum postsLouise_Morris vcard England
21 Nov 2012 - 2:35 PM

Its an excellent capture Ronnie but I do feel it should have been literally captured - a rat is a rat is a rat........ Uuurgghhhhhh!! Grin Hope he doesn't come to close to the house - my kids were mortified when I refused to look after the school rats one half term - they really worry me!! Lou

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susanbarton
21 Nov 2012 - 3:36 PM

Just hope they stay in the garden, great shot

Susan

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85912 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2012 - 4:07 PM

Definitely a young rat

You need our McKenzie for a week - chief ratter amongst our Ginger tomsWink

Adrian

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2012 - 5:01 PM

Want a trap Ronnie? a great shot of this Roland
not a fan of them though
two good images
Lillian

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2012 - 5:06 PM

excellent shot, well caught. have to show your cheeky youngster to our experts. Elrong catches them and then lets them run under the settee!!
Elrond and Fafnir would be so pleased to help Smile

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moiral
moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
21 Nov 2012 - 5:44 PM

For some reason can only see V1. However I have to agree with the others - a rat, they have hairless tails. A beautifully healthy looking one too. Such a glossy coat. I actually like rats. Moira

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2173 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2012 - 5:46 PM

Definately a young Rat ,I bet she 's not the only one around either,so I would try and get rid of them or once they find that they are being fed they will come there and they bring some more with them.
A great set anywaySmile
NettaSmile

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Ade_Osman
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21 Nov 2012 - 6:52 PM

Without a doubt a rat Ronnie, but it has as much right to live as the rest of us. I'm just about to soft release a Hedgehog in the garden at 7pm GrinGrinGrin

Ade

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2012 - 7:12 PM

A very fine Rodent on the rampage Ronnie Smile

John Smile

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Glostopcat
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21 Nov 2012 - 8:13 PM

So this is the cheeky chappy who was nibbling your nuts!Wink A fine shot of this rodent rascal caught in the act

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Billyray
Billyray  670 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2012 - 8:21 PM

A cracking shot Ronnie but not one of my favourite subjects. We had a family of mice under the garden shed some years ago which I didn't mind but NO to rats.
Ray

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maggietear
21 Nov 2012 - 8:53 PM

You've made him look really attractive! Great lighting, almost as though he's been caught in the act of stealing. Great image.
Maggie

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Glyn1
Glyn1  5 England1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2012 - 8:58 PM

Cracking capture Ronnie, looks like a Rat to me.

Glyn

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
22 Nov 2012 - 5:56 AM

Looks like a brown rat to me too, and a very fine portrait of it too. V2 for me. Having this visitor is fine as long as it stays outside. We have a Victorian house and within weeks of losing our last cat, mice moved in. An ultrasonic device that plugs into an electrical socket does the trick.

Last Modified By LynneJoyce at 22 Nov 2012 - 5:58 AM

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Tibetan  2 England
22 Nov 2012 - 11:14 AM

Lynne, is quite right it a young brown rat some thing you don't want, Why! because it will bring the rest of it's family next time!, had the same thing last year had to shoot fifty they were every where even in the day time! Get rid Ronnie if near your home, regards Leon,GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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xwang
xwang  531 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
22 Nov 2012 - 5:31 PM

Excellent shot, Ronnie.
I have mixed feeling about them... they looks lovely as animal, but sometimes you really don't want them being about ... i remembered that this Sunday's The Observer had an article about them...titled as "Beware-these pests can damage your home and chew a hole in your wallet"... by Mark King. I was trying to find the article for you on line, but without succeed. so from this point of view, maybe better to keep away from them..Smile

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Cliff1944
Cliff1944 e2 Member 2Cliff1944 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Nov 2012 - 5:39 PM

A fine close up...but it looks more like a rat to me.
Cliff

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Ayoob
Ayoob e2 Member 3Ayoob vcard Australia
23 Nov 2012 - 5:54 AM

Well spotted and captured,RONNIE.........

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2012 - 11:33 PM

Two excellent captures of this sleekit timrous beasty. Smile
Johanna

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