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Deer Mouse
Peromyscus maniculatus





credit: 6th Happiness/CCSA


The most widespread, geographically and ecologically variable mouse in North America. Has large black bulging eyes, relatively large, naked ears, fine, smooth-lying fur, and white feet. The well-haired, sharply bicolored tail is tipped with a tuft of short, stiff, hairs something like a watercolor brush. Juveniles are gray, subadults are yellowish brown. The two main forms include a long-tailed, large-eared forest dweller and a short-tailed, small-eared, open-country form. Generally has darker, richer colors in humid regions and paler, drabber colors in arid regions

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