Yes, he is ALIVE!!! My husband caught this little guy today running around on his work bench. He thought he would be a great photo of the day so he kept him for me. We put the kids to bed and decided to get him out for his big photo debut! We thought he was dead so it was going to be an easy deal.... He ended up being COLD NOT DEAD! I got this one shot and then he started moving. We quickly took him back outside where he scurried away. I'm so glad he was still for this one shot on top of my washer and didn't' end up somewhere loose in my house!!!