When you’re as small as this guy, cars driving past aren’t likely to SEE your little thumb sticking out. It’s better just to hop a ride when no one is looking.
“I work on an archaeological site in Poulton, Cheshire in England, completely surrounded by fields. This morning this wee little fella decided to try and stowaway in my backpack! (But since the town is no place for a field mouse, despite The Cute, I gently had to shoo him back out again.) –Alison A.