Unidentified small animal at first glance mistaken for a mouse

Unidentified small animal at first glance mistaken for a mouse

Observation - Unidentified small animal at first glance mistaken for a mouse - UK and Ireland. Description: Compared with mouse: movement less rapid, did not try jumping. Appearance: more stocky, perhaps slig

Compared with mouse: movement less rapid, did not try jumping. Appearance: more stocky, perhaps slightly larger. Facial features completely hidden by fur. Eyes much less prominent, further back on head and nearer top of head but widely spaced, not far forward of ears. Tail short and spiny. Toes very distinct. Bait in trap was porridge oats, and some was eaten. Behaviour somewhat placid, but walked fast when released