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Wood mouse stealing bird food

Observed: 19th December 2009 By: Martin Harvey
Berkshire Moth GroupFSC - Field Studies CouncilSoldierflies and Allies Recording SchemeBuckinghamshire Invertebrate Group
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Heard noises inside our bird food container, and discovered an intruder: a Wood Mouse, looking very happy with its diet of sunflower seeds. Managed to put it in a plastic cage for a while to get photos of the underside, showing the yellow streak between the front legs that distinguishes it from Yellow-necked Mouse, which has a more extensive yellowish collar between the front legs.

Species interactions

No interactions present.


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Larcenous Woodmouse

Really charming photos!

John O'D

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Wood mouse markings

Great way of seeing/showing the crucial chest/neck markings. Good idea!

Gill Sinclair
OU Certificate in Contemporary Science
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Wood mouse

I suspect this is a female, but I can not be sure not all the genetalia is observable.

Graham Banwell

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