The Rat Diaries

A blog to show you that rats might just be…not so bad, after all.

A Deer Little Mouse February 11, 2013

Filed under: Other Animals — AnnaDango @ 12:01 am

Flandrum Hill

This afternoon, a deer mouse climbed the vines that cling to the house and made its way to the window ledge.

Its scurrying movements back and forth along the ledge quickly caught the attention of everyone inside.

Deer mice are recognizable by their white underbelly which contrasts with the rest of their brownish grey fur.  They have big ears and beautiful dark eyes.  They can scale vertical surfaces and are extremely agile.  Especially hardy, they’re known to survive for 5 to 7 years, twice the life expectancy of most mice.

Unfortunately, these mice are also carriers of the hanta virus and lyme disease.  The best way to appreciate them is through glass.  Care should also be taken to avoid their nests and droppings.

This little mouse was quite busy checking out the vine leaves during its short visit.   It seemed to be eating little translucent granules that were clinging to…

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4 Responses to “A Deer Little Mouse”

  1. flandrumhill Says:

    Thank you for reblogging Anna 🙂 Wild mice can be very sweet. My grandsons are shown in the post above. When he was a boy, their dad had pet mice. We’ve had many types of pets in our household, but they were the most charming for their antics and personality. I’ve heard similar things about rats from friends who’ve had them as pets.

  2. Sheryl Says:

    Wonderful pictures! Thanks for reblogging.

  3. Summer Says:


    This is for you, for being kind to others and me,

    Sweet Valentine greetings, Summer

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