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Dormouse found in pack of toilet paper

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Dormouse found in pack of toilet paper
The dormouse seemed quite comfortable. Photo: Patrik Lechner/Einsatzdoku.at
11:02 CEST+02:00
A young man from Lower Austria was shocked to discover a dormouse nesting inside a sealed packet of toilet paper that he had bought in a supermarket.

The package was undamaged but when he opened it he was surprised to hear a rustling sound and noticed that two of the toilet paper rolls had been chewed and torn.

When he looked inside one of the rolls he found a dormouse, who had made itself a nest. “He seemed quite comfortable, he didn’t want to come out,” said Christoph Lechner.

He released the dormouse into his garden, in Feistritz am Wechsel, where he hopes it will build a new nest.

Dormice are mouse-like in appearance with a bushy, furry tail. Most are nocturnal, and can sometimes hibernate for up to six months.

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