Deer mouse: A deceptively cute rodent capable of carrying the types of hantavirus that cause HPS (hantavirus pulmonary syndrome) in the US. The deer mouse has big eyes and big ears. Its head and body are normally about 2 to 3 inches long, and the tail adds another 2 to 3 inches in length. It occurs in a variety of colors, from gray to reddish brown, depending on its age. The underbelly is always white and the tail has sharply defined white sides. The deer mouse is found almost everywhere in North America. Usually, the deer mouse likes woodlands, but also turns up in desert areas. Scientific name: Peromyscus maniculatus.
Description of Deer Mouse ... Peromyscus maniculatus Deer Mouse. Family: Muridae. Subfamily: Sigmodontinae (includes deer mice, harvest mice, grasshopper mice, woodrats, cotton rats)
n. A North American mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus) having white feet and underparts, and a long, bicolored tail.
Deer Mouse Order Rodentia: Family Muridae : Peromyscus maniculatus (Wagner) Description. A small, white-footed mouse with sharply bicolor tail ...
Deer mouse tracks, scat, and signs. Natural history of the deer mouse, Peromyscus maniculatus.
Deer Mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus LeConte) From: Saunders, D. A. 1988. Adirondack Mammals. State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry. 216pp.