As I was walking to the bus stop this morning I noticed the cutest mouse underneath a car, then it disappeared down a grate. "Hey You!" I called out to the mouse. It popped its head out of the grate, looked at me, then disappeared. What a cutie!
On the bus I picked up today's "Metro" newspaper and saw the following story.
Surfing mice become YouTube stars
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Yes, it really is a mouse on a surf board.
Four mice have become internet stars - after learning how to surf.
More than two million people have watched a YouTube clip of the rodents - called Bunsen, Harry, Curly and Chopsticks - demonstrating their skills on the waves.
Their owner Shane Willmott, a keen surfer from Queensland in Australia, made 10ins wooden boards for them to ride the waves.
He said after a few training sessions, they got the hang of surfing and even appeared to enjoy the thrill of riding the waves.
Bunsen's son, Bunsen Junior became a fifth member of the team and appears on an updated clip.
Shane said he has also started a sideline selling framed photos of the mice with copies of their surfboards to fans for £80 each.
He is also planning to make a documentary about them. Surfing Mice Become YouTube Stars
To watch the video go to the link.
Good to see man and mice enjoying surfing. I reckon surfing must keep those mice squeaky clean.
I love mice!
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