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The Hopping-Mouse has long hind legs and a long tufted tail. It has short chestnut coloured fur with grey-white underbelly. Very active at night and very social. They use a quadrupedal gait when moving slowly, but when moving quickly they use their long hind legs to bound along.
Spinifex Hopping-Mice live in arid spinifex tussock grasslands, woodlands, shrub lands and desert sand dunes.
These hopping mice were spotted at the Ipswich Nature Centre in Queens Park, Ipswich. Lovely, lively little mice full of character. Hard to catch them for a photo!