Busselton brothers Deklyn and Tyson Pool.

Busselton brothers Deklyn and Tyson Pool. Photo: Busselton Mail

A manx mouse named Marshmallow is not only a very rare breed, she is possibly the only mouse to have delivered her litter by caesarean section.

Busselton brothers Deklyn and Tyson Pool, eight and five respectively, recently came across the small, tail-less manx species, which is difficult to breed.

After Marshmallow seemed to be experiencing a difficult labour, the boys' mother Rebecca called the local vet for advice.

Marshmallow and her litter.

Marshmallow and her litter. Photo: Busselton Mail

"They rushed her in for an examination and they were so compassionate in explaining the issues of a small pelvis to my children and their two friends that were with us at the time.

"Poor little kids with their 'puss in boots eyes', Marshmallow meant the world to them," Rebecca said.

Read the full story at the Busselton Mail