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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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Mallard
Anas platyrhynchos
Male: glossy green head, with a white line around its neck.  Yellow bill, chestnut breast, grey body and a white tail.  Female: mottled brown, with an orange and black bill.  Both have orange feet.
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