The week's good news: Jan. 11, 2024

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The tidiest mouse in the world lives in Wales
(Image credit: Mark Chivers / Getty Images)

Man discovers mouse is tidying up his shed at night

Rodney Holbrook no longer has to clean up his shed — he has a mouse to do that. Holbrook, a wildlife photographer and retired mailman, noticed that things were moving around in his Builth Wells, Wales, shed overnight. He set up a night vision camera and discovered that a mouse was picking up nuts, bolts, corks and other items and putting them back into their box. Holbrook dubbed the tiny housekeeper "Welsh Tidy Mouse," and told BBC News that "99 times out of 100," the mouse cleans up during the night. Holbrook said the mouse seems to have fun moving the objects, and he doesn't "bother to tidy up now, I leave things out of the box and they put it back in its place by the morning. I think he would tidy my wife away if I left her in there."

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