Friday, 8 July 2016
Another rescue rodent. The fur on its back is a little tousled from an encounter with the cat. This is a wood mouse also known as a long-tailed field mouse. It looks quite different from a vole with a more pointed nose, bright protuberant eyes for night work, bigger ears and a very long tail.
As you might guess from the name, they live in grassland as well as woods. This character made a quick get-away. No time to lose. Seeds to be gathered and stored away in its burrow. Life is short for mice, anyway.