Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Harvest Mouse:

(micromys minutus)

  • prehensile tail
  • Diet: seeds, insects, fruit, nectar*
  • broad, handlike feet
  • thicker coat in winter
* maybe my mice get drunk off of fruit and nectar concoctions?

European Mole

(talpa europaea)

  • toxic saliva**
  • Diet: worms, insects***, centipedes, slugs, rodents****
  • variety of coat colours: albino, tan, grey, black, taupe (comes from their name)
  • much bigger than the mice
** have them chewing tobacco?
*** in their pockets? dried like crisps?
**** a danger to the mice? could eat them?

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