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.