Friday, June 20, 2014

Deer Mouse

6/15/11 Deer Mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus) in one of the raised flower beds. I accidentally flushed him out when I was watering.

This tiny nocturnal rodent is common in forests, grasslands and agricultural areas throughout North America. Very cute, but also a carrier for Hantavirus (usually only a problem if they get indoors and leave droppings which can contaminate the area with the airborne/respiratory virus). 

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