Friday, 8 July 2016

Wood/Field Mouse

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.

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