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Wood mouse

Observed: 5th October 2013 By: pirayaguarapirayaguara’s reputation in Mammalspirayaguara’s reputation in Mammalspirayaguara’s reputation in Mammals
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the naturalist man's picture

Rodent

This is a young animal, look at the size f the paws - oversized. I'm not convinced it is a wood mouse from the photo, in fact I'm not sure it is a mouse - looks more like a baby rat; check out the naked-looking tail. If it is a mouse and the colours are correct then the fur is a dirty brown/black indicating house mouse rather then the rich chestnut of a wood mouse.

How big was it? what colour was it?

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pirayaguara's picture

It was too small to be a

It was too small to be a juvenile brown rat and the ears were too large for house mouse - it was a fairly typical young wood mouse