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.
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