Snoring Dormouse with sound

If there was ever a video to explain what "a case of the Mondays" means, it's this one. In fact, we're a little envious of this little guys total lack of self-awareness. This has to be one satisfying nap.

In the video's info section, YouTube user thamesditto46 provides some details on the snoring snoozer.

"Dormice hibernate in the winter in nests that they make hidden away on the ground. In Britain the dormouse may spend up to 1/3 of its life in hibernation. Dormice usually enter hibernation at the time of the first frost, when nearly all food is gone. Dormice rely upon fat reserves gathered in the summer and autumn, and during hibernation they loose [sic] about a quarter of their body weight."

They don't normally snore like this, but don't worry. This one was fine really and in expert hands. He was only briefly removed from his nest to be weighed and check he has enough fat reserves to sleep on safely through until spring.

According to the information, the video was taken by Surrey Wildlife Trust Mammal Project Officer Dave Williamstook -- if you want someone to thank for the cuteness.

VIDEO: Snoring Dormouse with sound - listen

Responses to "Adorable Dormouse Snores Loudly (Video) :-)"

  1. He sounds like me when I am very tired...that is what my husband says :0)!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Oh my. cute. What is a Dormouse?

  3. jenni says:

    maybe he has a cold,turn him on his side,poor mouse....

  4. Anonymous says:

    It makes you want to "hug" him, but he's too tiny! So sweet!

  5. Anonymous says:

    just goes to show you how every creature snores... not that unusual then is it? Gorgeous little guy seems exhausted..lol

  6. bmfilip2 says:

    Aww that is so sweet. Thank you for sharing.

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