I found this little critter in my basement yesterday afternoon as I was photographing my cucumber. Literally. I photograph food, especially when it comes from my garden. I looked around the corner and saw this little mouse, who was apparently hungry and weak.

I have a catch and release policy in our home for any wayward critters I happen upon. I felt bad simply releasing him to the back yard, but I knew my lovely wife would freak if I kept him and tried to nurse him back to health, although the cat would love it.

What do you do with little critters like this?

Carl Weaver is a writer and brewer for and has been making beer and wine for more than 20 years. He is also an avid photographer and writer and just finished his first book, about a trip he took to Thailand to live in Buddhist monasteries. He considers himself the last of the Renaissance men and the luckiest darned guy in the world. Follow him on Twitter.

5 thoughts on “Stow-Away

  1. Just don’t bring it to work, please. Eeek!

    So … what did you do?