I was coming home last night and the street light in front of my house was out again so I was driving slowly down the hill. I see this mouse in the middle of the road going around in a counterclockwise circle following it's tail.
I stopped otherwise I would have ran it over. Then I park the car and get out and try and shoe the mice away into some bushes but it won't leave so I go around and park my car at the house. If it stayed there it would get run over for sure. When I looked at this mouse's face it looked really sad. I come back with a foam tray to push it a bit because I don't want to touch it, but it isn't budging.
Then I go get a broom to try and sweep it a bit but it runs around in a much bigger counterclockwise circle with small circles and then goes and sits in the middle of the road again. Then I'm trying to get it to move with the broom and it just sits there without minding being poked by the broom and it makes some sad squeaks and a sad face.
It was really late almost 1 a.m. but eventually I get it into a box and keep it in my back yard. I put in a bowl of water, a banana and some walnuts in the box and another box with holes on top so the birds don't get at the mouse.
Today I went to look and it had escaped the box somehow, eaten a bit of banana and left a few strands of hair in the water bowl so I thought the problem solved itself and the mouse went away. But then I saw the mouse 5 feet away half under a hedge in the yard and ants were crawling on the poor thing :(
I got a better box and then I got a kitchen mitten and wrapped it in plastic wrap so I could pick up the mouse and put it in the box. The mouse was really docile and it made these really sad squeaks. I think it started to play dead a little bit when I put it in the box.
How do I fix this mouse so it can go back into the wild and do mouse things?
tl;dr : I found a mouse that I think is either depressed, hurt it's foot, or is pregnant. I don't know if the mouse is exhibiting regular mouse behavior or if something is wrong with it. Also I don't know how to tell mouse gender so I can't rule out pregnant. But this mouse seems really unlucky or prone to dying, what should I do?
p.s. also I did my best to be descriptive but I most likely missed things so please feel free to ask me questions and I will do my best to answer them.