Roll up to see circus mice
THE centrepiece of Mouse Mania is a ferris wheel that stands 80cm tall and is surrounded by a tightrope, tread wheels and other nine props, all of which are handmade and unique.
Mouse Master Adrian Saul will be featuring his rodent circus at the upcoming Tenterfield Show February 7-8.
Mr Saul said that the mice are not trained to perform, "not that I don't occasionally use poetic license and tell a good story about my training skills," he joked.
The mice are left to play freely on whichever piece they choose.
During the day, depending on the weather, they will normally do a two-hour shift on the circus and are then replaced with a new crew.
Generally there are 40 mice on the circus at a time. Adrian and his wife Marie have 120 mice they use each day they are performing.
The animals they use are called Fancy Mice because of their many different colours, "but really they are the same species that try to live in our houses," he said.
Mouse Mania only features female mice on the circus mostly because they get along well together.
"When I was doing snake shows people called me the Snake Man," Adrian said.
"The Mouse Master sounds a lot better (than Mouse Man) and it's catching on," he added.
Only female mice are featured on Mouse Mania because they get along well together.