THE LEOPARD AND THE MOUSE

These photos were taken early in summer 2009 by photography student Casey Gutteridge at the Santago Rare Leopard Project in Hertfordshire, England. The leopard – a female called Sheena – discovered a visitor in her enclosure:

Intrigued by the mouse, the cat sniffed the visitor:

The mouse didn’t seem too concerned and carried on eating:

Although we generally think of mice as granivores, many rodents will eat virtually anything (plastic, candle wax etc), and are quite happy to eat meat, although not necessarily under the gaze of a leopard…

h/t: Cathy McCrohan and Jo Butler

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