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Noun1.wood mouse - any of various New World woodland mice
mouse - any of numerous small rodents typically resembling diminutive rats having pointed snouts and small ears on elongated bodies with slender usually hairless tails
Peromyscus leucopus, vesper mouse, white-footed mouse - American woodland mouse with white feet and underparts
deer mouse, Peromyscus maniculatus - brownish New World mouse; most widely distributed member of the genus
cactus mouse, Peromyscus eremicus - burrowing mouse of desert areas of southwestern United States
cotton mouse, Peromyscus gossypinus - large dark mouse of southeastern United States
Baiomys taylori, pygmy mouse - very small dark greyish brown mouse resembling a house mouse; of Texas and Mexico
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The study showed that wildcats in Southern Tuscany prey mainly on rodents with wood mice and bank voles being the most predated species.
Bank voles and wood mice living in the same British woodland both carried E.
Sadly, these tiny creatures have become one of the UK's most endangered animals, and while 40 million wood mice roam, there are now just 40,000 dormice.
THE virus that causes the common cold in humans is the latest deadly threat to red squirrels - and it is thought it is being spread by wood mice.
From September 2009 through November 2011, a total of 495 wild rodents consisting of 133 brown rats (Rattus norvegicus), 269 wood mice (Apodemus sylvaticus), 50 house mice (Mus musculus), 35 bank voles (Myodes glareolus), and 8 field voles (Microtus agrestis) were caught live across northwestern England (online Technical Appendix Figure, wwwnc.
Log piles may also be housing slugs and snails, which in turn will attract blackbirds and wood mice looking for a meal, while hedgehogs may also forage for insects and slugs.
But Bertha's not the only new arrival, with steppe lemmings and wood mice also now part of the menagerie.
The vital corridors are also refuges for songbirds, while voles, wood mice and yellow-necked mice are typical hedgerow mammals that take advantage of all the autumnal fruit.
In the study conducted on wild wood mice, Janette Bradley and her colleagues have found that body louse reduced the readiness of the innate system to mount an immune response.
Now the island's owners, the National Trust for Scotland, have called in a New Zealand team to get 300 rare wood mice off the island before poisoning the huge population of rats.
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effects of PFOS exposure in wood mice (Apodemus sylvaticus) under field conditions.
It is no longer the odd suburban fox which is cropping up in urban areas, rare butterflies, insects and mammals such as wood mice and shrews are more frequently being spotted in the most unlikely places across the Midlands.