Published in The Saturday Paper, 2015
Shortlisted for Print Media of the Year by Voiceless.
Hazel slips on a pair of thick black ski gloves before we approach the cage. It's not so much a health precaution, I'm told, as it is for the comfort of the eight-month-old mouse inside.
Charlie looks and behaves much like any other albino mouse. If not for the small piece of ear skin that was apparently lost while being transported from his previous home with 42 other male mice, there is no evidence to indicate where Charlie originally came from and the rather remarkable transition this small creature has undergone.