Friday, March 14, 2014

Prickly Pear for dinner


I took this photo back in December and I almost deleted it because of the blur but, then I thought this little guy is just too cute to wipe away.  He was determined to get this broken prickly pear pad and he ran out to grab it a couple of times and then saw movement and ran back.  Finally I was very careful and stood still long enough for him to attempt another try.  He must have spotted me lift the camera higher because he put on some speed heading backwards under a big cactus dragging the prickly pear with him.  This the only shot I could get.  I was glad he got the "dinner" he was after.

16 comments:

Bill Nicholls said...

Nice one, so cute

Andy said...

Sharon you are braver than most women I know. I don't know any that would hang around to photography a mouse.

Stuart said...

Glad you didn't delete it ! Love the ears on this guy !

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Great capture and worthy to post. But it is too bad that animals don't know to stay still longer to pose more patiently.

Lowell said...

Perhaps this guy was the model for Mickey what with those ears?

Must have been hungry? Prickly pear for dinner???

William Kendall said...

I guess what's inside tastes good enough for the aggravation of the skin of the prickly pear...

It's a cute shot!

Judy said...

Is it a mouse or a roof rat? I'm glad you posted it as it is fun to see.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Bet that prickly pear is nice and juicy Sharon.. btw we didn't get enough rain to share any I'm afraid, a few drops!

RedPat said...

He sure has his eye on you, Sharon!

Karl Demetz said...

Bon appetit, little guy!

llandudnopictures said...

Great catch, hope he enjoyed dinner!

Catalyst/Taylor said...

Nice shot.

LONDONLULU said...

I've never seen anything like this (outside professional nature programs) - so cool! I'm glad you didn't delete:)

Randy said...

That's a big lunch for that little fella.

Kate said...

I think I've eaten Prickly Pears in México, under a different name. They're delicious; wonder if he'd share with me (or you)?

Steve Reed said...

Very cute! The blur is actually nice because it gives the photo a sense of action. You can tell that critter is moving fast. Is it a field mouse, or some type of specifically desert-dwelling rodent?