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Food Web

Animals: White-footed Mouse
Peromyscus leucopus

White-footed Mouse


White-footed Mouse

White-footed mice are small rodents. The head and body together are about four inches long. Its tail is normally shorter than its body. Its fur ranges from pale brown to reddish brown, while its underside and feet are white.

They are found in wooded areas, open meadows, and fields. White-footed mice eat insects, nuts, seeds, and fruits.

The white-footed mouse is important ecologically because owls, weasels, snakes, and many other predators eat them.

Unfortunately, this small rodent is a part of the life cycle of the deer tick and the spread of Lyme disease.

White-footed Mouse

Fish for more info: http://www.mnh.si.edu/mna/image_info.cfm?species_id=268

 

 

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