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Wood Mouse

Observed: 5th November 2011 By: Roger GilbertRoger Gilbert’s reputation in MammalsRoger Gilbert’s reputation in MammalsRoger Gilbert’s reputation in Mammals

Although I didn't see the necks of these mice it is unlikely they are Yellow Neck Mice because finding mice in Dormouse Nest Boxes, during the last three years, we have only found Wood Mice. The loose pile of brown leaves is a typical nest.

Species interactions

No interactions present.


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I've also surveyed Dormouse Boxes ....

at Coed Craig Ruperra, only 10KM away, where only yellow neck mice are found.

Howardian Local Nature Reserve

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Interesting separation of species

It's really interesting that there seems to be such a marked division in the distribution of the two species. I thought the two were sympatric ie. could occur in the same area.

Gill Sinclair
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I have to agree with Gill, these could be either from the known distribution. They are sympatric, it's just that the yellow-necked mouse appears to have a very limited distribution, though I wonder how much of that is due to under-recording.

Graham Banwell

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