AN ADORABLE mini village complete with log cabins, post boxes and dining tables has been built by a photographer — for mice.
Simon Dell began it in spring 2018 when he spotted a mouse in his back garden.
He said: ‘I could see the cats sitting just feet away from him at the other side of a fence.
‘I piled some small logs around a box as a home for the mouse and covered it with moss and straw to give him a little shelter.
Simon began to add tiny homes beside it, and within days more mice had moved in, looking for creature comforts.
The wildlife photographer fashioned detailed dining tables, washing lines, motorbikes and even a weights set for his new neighbours.
Simon (above) said: ‘The mice seem to love the log pile homes and wasted no time in moving in.
‘They are wild animals so still run away if I get too close, most of the time I just sit a couple feet away with a zoom lens, they seem happy to pop in and out.
‘The only food I give them is all natural and I pick up berries and fruits that grow in the local area.’
Simon now has nine mice living in his back garden village, but he believes that one of the females is pregnant so may have to start building more.