Woman Finds Newborn Baby Mice Under Blanket in Her Farmhouse Bed

A woman welcomed some unexpected guests at her Idaho farmhouse when she found six newborn baby mice in her bed. Olivia Longstaff shared a video of the moment she discovered the tiny rodents hiding underneath a blanket on her bed on TikTok, where it has been viewed more than a million times.

The video, set to the Once Upon a Dream song from Disney's Sleeping Beauty, sees six tiny, pink, hairless mice sleeping in a group next to each other next to a chewed-up hole in the comforter.

The video, captioned, "There was another blanket over them when I sat down! #fyp #farmlife #wwoofing #mice", has more than 1.2 million views.

Longstaff says in the video: "I just found these in our bed. We had been away for a couple days. They were in our comforter. I sat down and I heard something. Oh, babies."


There was another blanket over them when I sat down! #fyp #farmlife #wwoofing #mice

♬ Once Upon a Dream - Invadable Harmony

Although nobody expects to see a nest of mice or rats in their bed, Longstaff may be used to all kinds of fun animal encounters.

Longstaff was living at the farmhouse in Idaho as part of a World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms scheme, also known as "wwoofing," which links visitors with organic farmers, to "promote a cultural and educational exchange, and build a global community conscious of ecological farming and sustainability practices."

Longstaff has been documenting her experience working on the farm on the TikTik account @livnmatt. The videos see her taking care of all kinds of animals, from sheep, cows, pigs, and chickens.

The farmer left the Idaho sheep farm in April and is now working in Oregon. Her recent videos offer her TikTok followers a glimpse into her life at the Oregon farm, from a greenhouse tour to a tour of the outdoor solar shower.

Longstaff explained why she decided to start wwoofing and working on a farm in a TikTok video, saying: "We had always wanted to road trip, which we did several times in the summer, and then right before the pandemic started we were thinking, 'Okay, let's work for one or two years in education, and then we'll do a big road trip and go wwoofing and gain experience on homesteads and farms. Maybe one day we'll have our own plot of land that maybe we can have an education center on.'

"Then we lost our jobs in the pandemic and all of a sudden we were like, 'Okay, well let's do it now.' It seems safe to be out on a farm, you know, with all this land, compared to doing our part-time jobs that we found at a thrift store. It seems safer to be out here and we also get to combine that with following our journey and learning all about farming and sheep."

Newsweek has contacted Olivia Longstaff for comment.

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A stock photo of baby rodents. A woman found six newborn rodents in her Idaho farmhouse bed. Kseniia Glazkova/Getty