Can You Spot the Mouse Hiding Among the Squirrels?

Trying to find the mouse may make you a bit nutty.
Trying to find the mouse may make you a bit nutty. / Dudolf

Gergely Dudás has mastered the art of the hidden image puzzle. The Hungarian artist, who goes by the name Dudolf on the web, is famous for his Where's Waldo?-style brainteasers that embed camouflaged objects into playful illustrations.

The picture below shows dozens of brown squirrels crowded into a tight frame. If you study the image closely enough, you’ll notice that one of the squirrels is actually a mouse. Like all of the hidden images in Dudolf’s puzzles, the mouse is designed to blend in with its surroundings, making it almost impossible to spot at first glance.

illustration of squirrels and a hidden mouse
Happy searching! / Dudolf

If you’ve been staring at the image for a minute or two with no luck, here’s a tip: Check the ears to find the animal that doesn’t belong. And if that clue doesn't prove helpful, check this webpage or keep reading to find the answer at the bottom of this page.

Dudolf has created visual brainteasers for every time of year. After completing the puzzle above, see if you can find the doe among the stags or the nose-less jack-o’-lantern.

highlighted mouse among darkened squirrels
Squeaky and sneaky. / Dudolf

This story originally ran in 2019; it has been updated for 2022.