This wooden mouse made of spalted holly wood is 5.5 cm long. Spalted wood is always variable in colour, and this spalted holly is particularly so. You can see how different the randomly selected mice in the photo are, even though I cut them from the same log. No two of these mice are the same. I kept the freshly fallen log wrapped in plastic for a few months to delay drying and allow the fungi to work. You can read about spalted timber here.