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Getting the photo that ran with Dave Washburn’s article today of scientist Marc Montminy handling an overweight mouse was not the easiest assignment I’ve had in my life.
But Montminy held his cool and held onto the mouse. Then the only challenge was coaxing the little guy to turn toward the camera. I tried to resist the urge to ask the scientist to say “cheese.”
After I rattled off about 20 frames, the mouse began to try to shake loose as Montminy barely held on.
“Alright, I think I’ve got what I need,” I told him.
Is it the best photo I’ve ever taken? No. But I’m pretty happy that fat little mouse isn’t hiding in a ventilator in the Salk facilities somewhere.