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Meadow Jumping Mouse

Zapus hudsonius

Description:

Very long tail and hind feet, small ears and short front legs. I almost stepped on this little mouse while I was photographing moths at the porch light. It seems to have been attracted to the hundreds of mayflies that had flown to light and died the night before. Although this is apparently a very common species, I have to admit this has been my only encounter with one thus far.

Habitat:

Diverse woods near a small lake. Possibly living below my cabin.

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6 Comments

The MnMs
The MnMs 8 years ago

So cute!

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 9 years ago

Cute!

Austin Jacobs
Austin Jacobs 9 years ago

Cute. Awesome find.

TKBotting
TKBotting 9 years ago

Quite small -- I'd say less than 2" (not including the tail).

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 9 years ago

Nice!

s2cnmi
s2cnmi 9 years ago

Wow... How big? Lovely!!

TKBotting
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Ontario, Canada

Spotted on Jun 7, 2011
Submitted on Sep 19, 2012

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