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IMG_0953

Observed: 29th April 2011 By: lynda07lynda07’s reputation in Mammalslynda07’s reputation in Mammals
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Is this a mouse or a baby rat? I am veering towards mouse but can't be sure

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lynda07's picture

That's a relief - I think!

That's a relief - I think!

Lynda

Fenwickfield's picture

Must feel at home

Normally nocturnal fur lacks warm brown hue of yellow-necked mouse and does not have this species complete collar,I have a family of them in my garden and they don't do any harm.

Fenwickfield

the naturalist man's picture

Mouse

I've agreed with wood mouse based purely on the law of averages. This is a young animal and, therefore, impossible to tell wood mouse from yellow-necked mouse. However, there are far more wood than y-n mice. Also you are on the edge of the yellow-necked mouse range.

Graham Banwell

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