House mouse (592/2283)

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This juvenile house mouse was found active during daylight, searching for food in the leaf litter of a southern beach forest. House mice often reach plague proportions following beech mast events.

Scientific name
Mus musculus
Common names
house mouse
Location
Arthur's Pass, South Island, New Zealand
Photo ID
13114