By Jamie Smith
This photographer must have let out a squeak of delight when he spotted some cute mice tiptoeing through the tulips near his Bournemouth home.
Miles Herbert, 52, captured the sweet snaps as the harvest mice played inside the colourful flowers for several minutes.
Miles, who runs photography workshops with his company, Captivelight Photography, said harvest mice were cute but destructive little critters.
He said: “It’s always a pleasure watching these endearing little creatures as they go about their business.
“The mice love to eat the stamens and nectar from the flowers and enjoy climbing in and out of the tulips making photographing them an absolute pleasure.
“Harvest mice are the smallest mammals in Europe that have a prehensile tail and they use this to help them hang on and balance when they climb or as an anchor when they are eating.
“Watching and photographing them is absolutely fascinating and only slightly addictive.”