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Small hopping rodent with snout

Observed: 11th October 2011 By: clairemontanaro
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Saw a small rodent hopping like a frog across the lawn, before stopping as if unsure where to go. It allowed me to get very close - seemed either deaf and poor-sighted or tame. Kept (small) eyes half shut as if more nocturnal than otherwise, and had a long naked tail and smallish ears. Tip of nose was distinctive, with a dark rim and a point. Paler front, soft brown fur with grey down spine.
Allowed me to pick it up when a cat approached and place it in safety where it ran away.Not like any mouse I have seen before because of the snout, docility, movement and eyes.

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Thank you

for the ID.....much appreciated.