MAMMAL MONDAY # 37

MAMMAL MONDAY # 37

We’ve found a cute teeny tiny little mammal from North America for Mammal Monday! Ssssshh… be very quiet and step lightly. Grab your night vision goggles because we’re going on a night hike!

MEET THE WHITE FOOTED MOUSE!

   Range/Habitat: Southeast Canada-Mexico/forests, grasslands

   Diet: Omnivore: fruit, berries, seeds, insects

   Length/Weight: 3 ½-4 ½ “/ ½-1 oz

   Conservation Status: common

Fun Facts:

  • White footed mice have white feet and long tails.
  • They are nocturnal (active at night).
  • White footed mice live in pairs or alone.
  • White footed mice live in dens under rocks or near tree roots.
  • They are excellent climbers and swimmers.
  • White footed mice drum their feet when they are alarmed.

Aren’t these little mammals just the cutest? There are so many members of the rodent family and each one has their own niche in the habitat. Cool, huh?

      

Categories: Animals, Children, education, Environment, mammals, nature, science, wildlife | Tags: , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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2 thoughts on “MAMMAL MONDAY # 37

  1. Adorable! I just hope they don’t become the latest fad pet for stupid people.

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