House mouse (767/2458)

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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
Arthur's Pass, South Island, New Zealand
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