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Mice - Peromyscus sp. These mice had black eyes, pale pink noses, rounded ears, and a white ventral surface. their overall fur color was brownish gray. Their body length was ~ 5 cm.<br />
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They are either Peromyscus leucopus or Peromyscus maniculatus. I think they are Peromyscus leucopus, but can&#039;t tell for sure because these 2 species can&#039;t be told apart without closer examination.<br />
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Habitat: Found in an old, unused map box at a nature center. Last winter, a couple mice made this box into a home. And, this year, there are even more! I think there around 5-6 all snuggled up in this nest. Fall,Geotagged,Mus,Peromyscus,United States,mice Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Mice - Peromyscus sp.

These mice had black eyes, pale pink noses, rounded ears, and a white ventral surface. their overall fur color was brownish gray. Their body length was ~ 5 cm.

They are either Peromyscus leucopus or Peromyscus maniculatus. I think they are Peromyscus leucopus, but can't tell for sure because these 2 species can't be told apart without closer examination.

Habitat: Found in an old, unused map box at a nature center. Last winter, a couple mice made this box into a home. And, this year, there are even more! I think there around 5-6 all snuggled up in this nest.

    comments (4)

  1. Cool find! Posted 4 days ago
    1. Thanks! The mice were so scared of me though, so I just took this quick peek and will let them be for the winter. Posted 3 days ago
      1. Well you do have a touch reputation, word goes around quickly in forests. Posted 3 days ago
        1. Lol, apparently! Posted 3 days ago

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Uploaded Oct 8, 2019. Captured Oct 8, 2019 12:21 in 281 Main St S, Woodbury, CT 06798, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/5.6
  • 1/64s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm