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Field Mouse

Notes:

I've always just called these Field Mice, I have no idea what the exact species is. They are so fun to watch! I saw several on this evening, all chasing & playing.

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Hispid Cotton Rat
Sigmodon hispidus Hispid cotton rat - Wikipedia


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4 Comments

Cammie C. Jeffries
Cammie C. Jeffries 4 years ago

Oh! I have never heard this term before, learned something new! After looking up pictures I agree that it does look more like a vole than a mouse. I will continue researching & see if I can find anything locally about voles. Thanks so much!

Jellis
Jellis 4 years ago

Reason why I asked is because it is looking like a vole. Voles have short tails and fur over the base of their ears. Most mice don't have the fur covering their ears

Cammie C. Jeffries
Cammie C. Jeffries 4 years ago

The tail was maybe 3 inches in length. He was a little guy, he's checking out a red potato.

Jellis
Jellis 4 years ago

how long was the tail?

Oklahoma, USA

Spotted on May 15, 2016
Submitted on May 26, 2016

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