House Mouse -Florean Fortescue

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House Mouse (Mus musculus)

Mammal, Urban Exploiter

  • A small (0.5 -0.75 ounces) mammal
  • Range is throughout the United States
  • Not native to the United States
  • Uniformly grayish, large ears, and hairless tail measuring up to 4 inches long. (Note: native mouse species are typically bi-colored; darker fur on the back and lighter fur on the underside)
  • Habitat includes inside houses and other buildings
  • Herbivore and insectivore, eating seeds, fruit, nuts, vegetation, and insects