One might be horrified on spotting mice hiding in a garden or home. Surprisingly, Simon Dell, a wildlife photographer was delighted because he saw it as a chance to take some great pictures. At first, there were only one or two mice for which Simon built homes, but gradually more and more rodents came. Today, an entire village of wild mice lives in Hobbit-style houses on Dell's property.

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It all started with a tree trunk

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When Simon spotted his first mouse at home, as a wildlife photographer his first reaction was to take a picture of it. Then he remembered that a tree had fallen in his garden, and he thought he could use the trunk to make a house for the rodent.

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He created a miniature Hobbit house, just like in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings movies, based on J.R.R. Tolkien's novels.

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Dell then started taking pictures of the mouse in his new home. Satisfied with the result, the photographer continued to add new houses, with many details that attracted mice. He also provided plenty of food.

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The village has become populated

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The hospitality of the place attracted new rodents. Little by little, the village became more populated. In addition to food and games, the mice found a safe shelter from cats. In fact, on one of the buildings, a small sign reads "No cats allowed."

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If the houses make the rodents happy, they also make the photographer happy. Now Dell has everything he needs to take beautiful pictures without leaving his garden.

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Dell has fun representing small scenes from mice's life. Rodents are depicted sitting in their little living room, or pushing a wheelbarrow full of good fruits, or doing their laundry.

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Simon points out that the mice do not belong to him. According to him, they are "100% free and wild." But they willingly stay there, enjoying the life in a miniature paradise on Earth.

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