Friday, 14 December 2007

Long-tailed Field Mouse

When I went to measure the weekly rainfall on the reserve, I opened the wooden box containing the measuring gauge and to my surprise, there was a Field Mouse which when I opened the box, ran into the measuring tube.

It had also made a nest in the box where we keep the measuring gauge and after I released it from the tube, it disappeared into the nest.

4 comments:

sam_acw said...

Lovely photo! Are they rare?

Fenlander said...

They are common, but mostly nocturnal, not often seen (unless they move into your house of course!).

Pablo said...

Great photo. I only see wood mice around here.
Pablo.

Fenlander said...

It's the same species, see here;
http://www.the-piedpiper.co.uk/th1g.htm