This was one of my most favorite cards to design. That’s because this one began with a rescue animal: Holey, the deer mouse or white-footed mouse (we never could get a positive ID on a mouse because that takes special testing to verify the species). Named after the hole in their right ear, Holey had a shimmering reddish-brown coat with huge coal-black eyes and a propensity for sneaking into the farmhouse kitchen. Using a Have-a-Heart humane trap, we released Holey into the wild 4 miles from the house during fall when there was good habitat and food sources in the area. We’ve also rescued baby mice from a sticky trap and all survived to be released!