The garden dormouse is notorious for finding its way into vehicles.
Ok, read me the story about the dormouse now.
She gazed at the absence of light coming through the string-like curtains on the exterior wall like an anxious dormouse who's been too long in hibernation.
A huge decline in the number of Britain's native mammals - such as the water vole and dormouse - has led to the launch of a new organisation which is seeking the support of animal - lovers to help to save our furry friends.
It has several cousins on the continent, including the edible dormouse, the garden dormouse and the forest dormouse .
As I sat there, a dormouse scuttled right out from under my boots: I'd disturbed its lunch, and there was a clutter of precision-punctured hazelnut shells among the leaf litter.
That's all the prompting the matronly dormouse needed.
I have heard rabbits, foxes, and dormice drumming.
After a good autumn feed-up, snails, bats, butterflies, snakes, ladybirds, dormice and others find somewhere they hope will remain undisturbed and usually dry.
And come to think of it most of the victims I have seen being carried home as trophies by cats have been birds, dormice and voles.