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Home range of deer mice

The home range of deer mice can vary from about 0.5 to 3 acres (0.2 to 1.2 hectares), but this varies with habitat quality and also over time, because the abundance of these rodents can be somewhat irruptive if food supply is unusually large. Within any year, deer mice are generally most... more
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North American Deer Mouse

The deer mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus ) is a small, native rodent in the family Muridae with an almost ubiquitous distribution in North America. The deer mouse ranges from the subarctic boreal forest, through wide areas of more southern conifer and mixed-wood forests, to drier habitats as far... more
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Distinguishing characteristics of Deer Mice

Deer mice have large protruding black eyes; large, scantily furred ears; and long, coarse whiskers. Most adult deer mice vary in color from grayish-brown to reddish-brown. Deer mice utter high-pitched squeaks, trills and chatters. Sometimes they emit a shrill buzz that lasts from five to 10 seconds... more
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