Retiree suspects burglars in his shed, installs hidden camera and cannot believe the footage

Stephen Mckears, a 72 year old from south Gloucestershire in England, began to question his mind when he noticed objects had been moved in his storage shed overnight.

Could it be burglars? Could it be a ghost?

He noticed tools moved around and screws placed in different boxes over again and wondered what or who the culprit could be.

To ease his mind and get to the bottom of this strange phenomena he installed a camera and couldn’t believe his eyes when he viewed the footage.


“I didn’t know what it was at first. The kids were saying it was a ghost,” Stephen told the Daily Mail.

“One day I emptied the tub out and spread the contents on the side – and the next day they were all back in again. I thought I was going mad.”

He decided to borrow his friend’s camera and install it in his storage shed to find out who was responsible for all this nightly movement.

Facebook / Stephen Mckears

The 72-year-old asked his friend and neighbor Rodney Holbrook for help.When he viewed the footage he couldn’t believe the two hours of activity he saw. The video has been shared around the world.

The culprit was revealed as a mouse, who managed to lift objects twice his size as he worked for two hours every night tidying Stephen’s shed.

“I’ve been calling him Brexit Mouse because he’s been stockpiling for Brexit.,” says Stephen Mckears, according to the boredpanda site.

Describing how strong the mouse is Stephen added, “The heaviest thing was the plastic attachment at the end of a hose pipe – and the chain of an electric drill.”


Neighbor Rodney Holbrook, a keen wildlife photographer, was delighted with the discovery.

“I’ve been calling him Metal Mickey but some people have been saying he’s just mouse proud,” he said.

“I was quite amazed to see it – it is an amazing mouse.”

It seems that the mouse mainly works between midnight and 02.30 a.m. and has stuck to this routine for about a month.

People who have seen the incredible video are as shocked as Stephen and Rodney.


“I am willing to pay the mouse any amount of cheese it wants if it comes and shows my kids how to tidy up,” writes Facebook user Rowan Stokes.

“Where is this mouse and does he want to live with me? ”Fleur de Carteret wrote.

Check out the mouse’s cleaning routine in the video below!

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What an incredible little creature! Hit Like or Share if you agree.

It’s hard not to smile when you see this tidy mouse in action!