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Deer Mouse

Peromyscus maniculatus
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Habitat: Tundra, boreal forests, grasslands, and brushy areas (not found is moist areas)

Description: Large ears, a pointed nose, long whiskers and bulging black eyes.  Grey to reddish brown in color, with a white belly and feet.

Size: 14-21 cm long, 18-34 g.

Diet: Seeds from grasses, grains, nuts, flowers, berries, and insects

Fun Facts: They carry several diseases that infect humans including hanta virus and lyme disease.

Source: Pattie, D. and C. Fisher. 1999. Mammals of Alberta. Lone Pine Publishing.

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Least Chipmunk
Tamius minimus

Three dark, and two light stripes on the face, five dark and four light stripes on its body. Overall color is reddish brown. They have extremely long tails compared to body length.

 

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