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Man photographs mice in the back garden of his Scarborough home

A photographer has captured adorable snaps of mice frolicking in flowers and playing with one another.

Alex Meek, 31, has snapped a series of photographs of wild mice in their natural habitat.

The cute mice can be seen balancing on flowers, eating berries and embracing one another in the photographs.

Clerical officer Alex Meek photographed these mice playing in the back garden of his home in Scarborough, Yorkshire

The images show the mice playing together and feeding, not worried by the photographer standing a few feet away

The images show the mice playing together and feeding, not worried by the photographer standing a few feet away

In this image, a mouse stands on a blackberry bush ready to enjoy a spot of lunch from the autumn harvest

In this image, a mouse stands on a blackberry bush ready to enjoy a spot of lunch from the autumn harvest

These snaps were taken in Alex’s back garden in Scarborough, Yorkshire.

Alex, a clerical officer, said: ‘Since I first saw the mice I just love photographing them as much as possible.

‘Each season I’m able to go out and see what props I can provide the mice with.

‘In autumn the colours are just amazing, add the characterful mice to the image and you have the perfect photo.

‘People really love the photos, I have always had such positive comments from the public and fans.

‘The most comments I get about the mice is “that is so cute” or “your photos always make me smile”.

‘These photos have been taken over the period of late summer to early autumn when colours are really coming alive.’

The photographs were taken over the late summer and early autumn according to Mr Meek

The photographs were taken over the late summer and early autumn according to Mr Meek

Here the mouse is standing on a branch laden with red berries in the north Yorkshire garden of Alex Meek

Here the mouse is standing on a branch laden with red berries in the north Yorkshire garden of Alex Meek

This mouse is dwarfed by a nearby horse chestnut which has fallen from a tree in Scarborough, North Yorkshire

This mouse is dwarfed by a nearby horse chestnut which has fallen from a tree in Scarborough, North Yorkshire

This mouse has managed to clamber inside a flower and is peering out over the edge

This mouse has managed to clamber inside a flower and is peering out over the edge

Mr Meek said people enjoy looking at his photographs of the playful mice as they make them feel happy

Mr Meek said people enjoy looking at his photographs of the playful mice as they make them feel happy

This mouse appears to be hiding in a tree trying to remain camouflaged behind several golden leaves 

This mouse appears to be hiding in a tree trying to remain camouflaged behind several golden leaves 

This inquisitive mouse is poking his head out of a hiding hole in the search for food

This inquisitive mouse is poking his head out of a hiding hole in the search for food

Mr Meek said that taking the photographs in the autumn is great because of the amazing colours of the plants and trees

Mr Meek said that taking the photographs in the autumn is great because of the amazing colours of the plants and trees

Mr Meek said he had been photographing the mice in his back garden over the past several years 

Mr Meek said he had been photographing the mice in his back garden over the past several years 

Mr Meek admitted: 'Since I first saw the mice I just love photographing them as much as possible'

Mr Meek admitted: ‘Since I first saw the mice I just love photographing them as much as possible’

 

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