Columnists
Columnists > Glimpses of Eden

13 February 2014 | by Jonathan Tulloch

Glimpses of Eden

 
“Mice are obsolete,” the computer store man said. “Computers have built-in track pads now.” Leaving the shops behind we strolled through York’s Museum Gardens. Among the familiar squirrels scampering about this gracious arboretum, a quick flash of champagne-coloured fur revealed a different member of the rodent family.The mouse had dashed out from a crevice in a rock underneath an old hornbeam. We waited. It dashed out again. And again. It was mus musculus, more commonly known as a house mouse. Pursuing a circuit, it was probably caching food. Then, all at once, it saw us. An agonised last look at its dark storehouse, and it darted away across the foodless danger of some bare soil to another sanctuary.Who can understand the life of a mouse? What’s it li




Subscriptions

Subscribe to The Tablet from just £19.99 quarterly
3 options available
Subscribe




Share this story

Article List


Post a Comment

You can post as a subscriber user...


User Comments (0)


Latest Issue
Digital/PDF Version

PDF version (iPad-friendly)

Previous Issues
Tablet Subscription

Manage my subcription here

Manage
Top