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harvest mouse

1. a very small reddish-brown Eurasian mouse, Micromys minutus, inhabiting cornfields, hedgerows, etc., and feeding on grain and seeds: family Muridae
2. American harvest mouse. any small greyish mouse of the American genus Reithrodontomys: family Cricetidae
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Harvest mice are on the northern edge of their distribution in the North East and have only rarely been recorded in County Durham.
Western harvest mice are one such indicator species that are associated with prairie-like habitats (Ford 1977).
Prevalence and geographic genetic variation of hantaviruses of New World harvest mice (Reithrodontomys): identification of a divergent genotype from a Costa Rican Reithrodontomys mexicanus.
Breeding nests are the most obvious sign indicating the presence of harvest mice.
This natural occurrence becomes a real wildlife spectacle as the more secretive birds and creatures that normally live there, like wetland birds water rails and snipe, harvest mice, and water voles.
Deer mice showed the highest abundance of seropositive samples, although harvest mice (Reithrodontomys megalotis), which carry El Moro Canyon virus, had higher seroprevalence.
It would be easy to single out this restaurant for special disdain, but I've had that many meals turn up not remotely as described just lately that I sometimes wonder if the average chain restaurant employs harvest mice instead of humans in their kitchens.
We would have to remove fallow deer, rabbits, hares and harvest mice.
A total of 2025 mammals of 22 species was taken during our trapping efforts (Table 1), 1464 during the 18 class trips and 561 during the study on harvest mice (Reithrodontomys) in 1969-70 (Whitaker & Mumford 1972).
PUPILS at Tanfield Infant, Junior and Comprehensive Schools have been taking part in a conservation scheme aimed at increasing the numbers of harvest mice which, while not endangered, are in decline in the county.
He said the group also came across harvest mice, catching them and looking at them, before releasing them again.
Transco gas pipeline company has donated the money to help boost the number of harvest mice in the area.