Photographer Simon Dell has always had a number of wild animals that pass through his garden in Sheffield, England. Squirrels, hedgehogs, foxes and birds. But a few critters have taken up home and he’s made them feel welcome in the most charming way.
When Dell noticed a mouse in his garden he right away knew the cute little fellow would be the perfect subject to photograph.
“I knew instantly he was a star and ran back inside to get a couple of peanuts to put down for him,” he told the Bored Panda. “Sitting there, waiting, it was only minutes before he came back out for the treats.”
He decided to make George a little home, and it soon became a much more elaborate home than one would expect.
The resulting pictures have a Beatrix Potter vibe, with George and his friends peeking out of their log house and nibbling on the goodies Dell leaves out.
He has ensured that his garden home for the mice is a fortified against cats or other predatory animals.