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Monday, January 16, 2017

Deer Mouse

Photo Credit: 6th Happiness
The deer mouse is the most wide-ranging native mouse. It varies in body color from a grayish buff to a deep reddish brown and has a tail that is at lease one-third the length of its body.

The ears of the deer mouse are covered with find hair and are relatively large in proportion to the rest of its body. Deer mice are found in a wide variety of habitats such as forests, woodlands, grasslands, and arid tropical areas.

They are mostly nocturnal and are active all year round. They feed on seeds, nuts, berries, fruits, insects and other small invertebrates.

Did you know?
The skin on a deer mouse's tail can slip off so they can escape from predators.

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