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Deer Mouse

Peromyscus maniculatus


About two inches in length with grey fur that got gradually darker and thicker with soft white belly.


Wide range.


One in a litter of seven found in a tool box, taken after the mother didn't come back for several days. Six were released within a week of kitten formula mixed with some vitamins and this little guy was found a few days after release and watched for another week or so.

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Peromyscus maniculatus Deer Mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus)

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KarenSaxton 8 years ago

You're welcome. Such a cute baby! We had an entire litter in our well pump house awhile back

SaraPaige626 8 years ago

Thank you very much KarenSaxton!

KarenSaxton 8 years ago

Looks like juvenile deer mouse or white footed mouse - both very common in your area. I had a litter in our well pump house. Very cute. The deer mouse has that dark line that is apparent down the head and back. What did the adults look like?

Definitely NOT a house mouse as they do not have the white underpart and are much smaller with a longer face at the age you're showing here. The house mouse is the progenitor of the domestic lab mouse, which this is not.

SaraPaige626 8 years ago


SaraPaige626 8 years ago

The mice were found wild, just did some quick research, would a house noise be more likely?

KarenSaxton 8 years ago

Absolutely adorable, however we do not have dormice here in the states. Was this a captive in a collection?

namitha 8 years ago

Sweet, very cute! Beautiful shot Sara Paige.

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New York, USA

Spotted on Jul 3, 2013
Submitted on Nov 10, 2013

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