Mouse Takes Photo Of Its Own Death

This photo, with the accompanying caption, ran in papers back in July 1952.


Self-Portrait of a Suicide
A love of photography and a dislike of mice caused a London photographer to rig this trap that caused a mouse to take his own picture and his life at the same time. The trap was wired to the camera so that tripping of the trap mechanism also tripped the camera shutter. The killing spring is about to come down on the neck of the rodent here as its first nibble at the cheese sprung the trap.

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Posted By: Alex - Sun Sep 30, 2012
Category: Animals, Death, Photography and Photographers



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Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 09/30/12 at 11:44 AM
That is kinda sad. I don't like mice but I don't want to see them get their necks broke either.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 09/30/12 at 06:18 PM
And you're posting this why? Slow day?
Posted by jtolleridge on 09/30/12 at 11:21 PM
@BD: Ah well, seen one mouse, seen'em all. red face
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 09/30/12 at 11:22 PM
Cool!
Posted by Merlin in Las Cruces, NM on 10/02/12 at 06:39 PM
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