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Common/Hazel Dormouse

Observed: 15th April 2012 By: Roger GilbertRoger Gilbert’s reputation in MammalsRoger Gilbert’s reputation in MammalsRoger Gilbert’s reputation in Mammals
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Description:

This cutie was found on Howardian LNR this morning on our first Dormouse Survey of the season our only native mouse with a furry tail. This one is in torpor (a hibernation state) was a male and weighed in at 22gms.
Another photo from our 20th May survey attached.

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Comments

David Trevan's picture

Dormouse!

What a sensible animal and lovely photo Roger!

David J Trevan

Roger Gilbert's picture

Thank you David ....

it was a wonderful day, sunshine and we were talking saying this looks like it will be the first survey without a Dormouse and in the penultimate box .....

Howardian Local Nature Reserve
http://www.howardianlnr.org.uk

Fenwickfield's picture

wonderful

As David has said lovely photo,I have never seen one,that is the beauty of iSpot allowing others to see things they otherwise would not ever have the chance to see.

Fenwickfield

cb23942's picture

Hibernation

How lovely! How long do they hibernate for?

Roger Gilbert's picture

From Oct/Nov - Mar/Apr.

From Oct/Nov - Mar/Apr.

Howardian Local Nature Reserve
http://www.howardianlnr.org.uk