A resting rodent proved to be a gate-crasher at a Yorkshire magnificence spot.
Employees at Dalby Forest within the North York Moors had been puzzled as to why the car entry barrier was enjoying up on Thursday, stopping guests getting in.
They discovered it was a furry felon behind the fault – a tiny wooden mouse snuggled up asleep on the “cosy” circuit board within the barrier’s management arm housing.
A photograph was shared on the forest’s Instagram feed, earlier than it was returned to its pure habitat within the woods.
Dalby Forest has eight,000 acres of woodland stuffed with conifers, deciduous timber and open areas offering a haven for wildlife.
It has trails for walkers, runners and cyclists in addition to an exercise centre, bike rent and two play areas.