Just moved some old carpet from a raised bed, to find a dead mouse, but then noticed some movement to find 5 babies all huddled together in a nest of leaves.
Have put them in a Tupperware, with some of their nesting material - they are small, covered in fur, but eyes still closed. Realise they probably haven't got a lot of hope, but willing to try and help them. Any ideas? How can I get some liquid into them for starters? Muslin dipped in water?
Don't know if they're standard mice - live rurally, so guess they could be anything.
To be honest I would have been upset to have found them too. But I do think it's a pity you did, nature being cruel and all that.
My guess is try a sachet of cat milk you can buy from any supermarket. Whiskas do one. There's any irony. Offer it to them with a pippet.
If they survive, have you thought how you are going to keep them wild? Don't pet them they need a healthy fear of man so they can live in the wild.
I do sympathise. I had and probably still do have mice in the gargage. I couldn't put traps down. I just moved my guinea pigs into my house. Afterall it was the guinea pigs food that was attracting them.