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Mouse with larger back legs/feet.

Observed: 18th June 2013 By: Eric Barfield
Mouse
Description:

Strange little mouse found hopping around in the road. It was quite wobbly on it's feet, possibly had been attacked by a cat or just very young?
Body about 5 cm long.

Identifications
  • Gerbil
    Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain.
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    Likely ID
    Apodemus mouse species (Apodemus sp)
    Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be.
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Comments

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Smaller than 5cm.

Just measured my daughters fingers (in photo) and estimate the body was no more than 4cm in length. (Width of her three middle fingers.) It did seem to be a youngster as it was very tame. I picked it up with no trouble.