“I am relieved that he won’t wake me up in my bed, but it is kind of sad as I had got to know him,” the soldier says of Whiskers, as he named him, as his buddy films the release.

Freedom! The mouse heads off into the wilderness

As the mouse scurries off across a snow-covered park, an eagle is watching in the background and you can guess what happens next.

Mouse release fail!!

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