grasshopper mouse

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Noun1.grasshopper mouse - insectivorous mouse of western North America
genus Onychomys, Onychomys - grasshopper mice
field mouse, vole - any of various small mouselike rodents of the family Cricetidae (especially of genus Microtus) having a stout short-tailed body and inconspicuous ears and inhabiting fields or meadows
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I don't know whether it's bad manners or just the way grasshopper mice are.
They needn't have bothered though, because no one in their right mind or above the optimum viewing age for a Disney/Pixar film would have assumed that the CGI micro-world of scampering, twitchy-nosed African sengi and desert dwelling American Grasshopper mice was real.
A protein in the nerves of southern grasshopper mice hijacks the venom's toxins, silencing pain signals that usually race to the brain when scorpions strike.
Nine white-toothed woodrats, 3 northern grasshopper mice (Onychomys leucogaster), 19 deer mice (Peromyscus spp.
Densities of North American deermice (Peromyscus maniculatus) and northern grasshopper mice (Onychomys leucogaster) were 3-4 times greater on colonies than on non-colonized areas in South Dakota (Agnew et al.
Numerous species of small rodents are native to North America, including insect-eating grasshopper mice.
Numerous species of small rodents are native to North America, including beneficial grasshopper mice that mainly eat insects.
In these experiments, grasshopper mice that were exposed to only a small number of prey objects early in life, did not respond strongly to novel prey odors and even less to a novel chemical odor, both of which convey less important olfactory information.
It doesn't always work; owls, shrews, grasshopper mice and some other animals in the Southwest are adept at grabbing scorpions and nipping off the tail before feasting.
Thirteen-lined ground squirrels (Spermophilus tridecemlineatus), northern grasshopper mice (Onychomys leucogaster), deer mice (Peromyscus maniculatus) and Ord's kangaroo rats (Dipodomys ordii) are the most abundant rodents (Flake, 1971), although only grasshopper mice, ground squirrels, and northern pocket gophers (Thomomys talpoides) are common on upland shortgrass areas.
eremicus), house mice (Mus musculus), voles (Microtus and Lagurus), hispid cotton rats (Sigmodon hispidus), grasshopper mice (Onychomys), and harvest mice (Reithrodontomys, Thomsen, 1971; Marti, 1974; Conroy and Chesemore, 1987; Green et al.
Two northern grasshopper mice have been collected from Loving County.