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Snow Mice-r



This little field mouse was hiding underneath the truck my roommate had parked down at the end of the driveway before the recent blizzard.  She nearly got run over when we moved the truck and she was none too happy about her shelter suddenly driving off.  It was freaking cold, I was half-blinded by the glare from the snow and I was using my #3 camera, so I'm surprised it came out as well as it did.


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captpackrat
Jan. 3rd, 2010 04:06 am (UTC)
Male rodents have rather large cojones, and I didn't see any in any of the pictures I took.
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twigmouse
Jan. 3rd, 2010 05:18 pm (UTC)
Male rats do, but Deer Mice are very difficult to sex, even as adults. Do a google search for it and check out the pictures. I had to sex a few deer mice that I had and it was nearly impossible!
twigmouse
Jan. 2nd, 2010 11:10 pm (UTC)
*squeak!* Looks like my sister :-) Glad she's okay!

EDIT: Oh, and that's a Deer Mouse, not a field mouse. Deer Mice are much cuter and sweeter ;-)

Edited at 2010-01-03 02:23 am (UTC)
rummy_raccoon
Jan. 3rd, 2010 04:18 am (UTC)
And have seemingly invisible genitalia...
Or so I've been told =P
mondhasen
Jan. 3rd, 2010 01:27 am (UTC)
You might want to check around under the hood and see if she had a nest built there. I find them occasionally living in the air cleaner intakes, under the wiper cowl and on top of the 'cabin air filter' (the scent alerted me to that nest), and various other areas.

Great pic, btw :o)
captpackrat
Jan. 3rd, 2010 04:05 am (UTC)
I have had a problem with mice building nests in the vents on my and my SO's Caprice and my roommate's truck. All three are (usually) parked in the same garage. Ultrasonic repellants are useless. I've been using a mixture of balsam fur oil and peppermint oil dripped into a pouch filled with wood shavings and placed under one of the seats. So far it seems to be keeping away the mice.
marko_the_rat
Jan. 3rd, 2010 08:59 pm (UTC)
Was the mousey okay? Where did she go?
captpackrat
Jan. 4th, 2010 12:05 am (UTC)
She didn't appear to be injured. It was far too cold and windy (and my roommate was waiting to leave) for me to see where she went off to, but there was a corn field just a couple yards away.
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