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Wood Mouse

Observed: 5th November 2012 By: david1973
Yorkshire Naturalists' Union
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Wood mouse
Wood Mouse
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I would be surprised to come across a yellow necked mouse in a Yorkshire dales woodland where I spotted this little fellow.

I thought yellow necked are common only in the south and southeast of England and central wales.

I could be wrong though !



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Outside yellow-necked mouse range

I agree with David P - I discounted yellow-necked mouse for the same reason.
The inability to see the chest markings only causes ambiguity where the ranges overlap (or at the edge of the yellow-necked's range, bearing in mind that ranges can spread over time).

Gill Sinclair
OU Certificate in Contemporary Science
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