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  • English
    • Woodland Jumping Mouse
  • Scientific Names
    • Napaeozapus insignis
  • French
    • souris sauteuse des bois

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Recent observations

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What

Woodland Jumping Mouse Napaeozapus insignis

Observer

wmccresearch

Date

June 27, 2016 03:10 PM EDT

Description

Adult male, testes scrotal, dead on arrival

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What

Woodland Jumping Mouse Napaeozapus insignis

Observer

blackscoter

Date

June 25, 2010 03:15 PM ADT

Description

Found in an unexpected location (intertidal sand). Speculating that it either fell off a nearby cliff with forest on top, or perhaps dropped by a predator?

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No photos or sounds

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Woodland Jumping Mouse Napaeozapus insignis

Observer

conuropsis

Date

August 23, 1985

Description

Seen in the Ash Point area of Owls Head.

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Woodland Jumping Mouse Napaeozapus insignis

Date

May 18, 2016

Description

This little guy came right and almost walked right up to me until some dog walkers got to close and it leaped off. Note the white tipped tail.

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What

Woodland Jumping Mouse Napaeozapus insignis

Observer

cyric

Date

May 14, 2016 04:13 PM EDT

Description

A Woodland Jumping Mouse at Pinetop.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Woodland Jumping Mouse Napaeozapus insignis

Observer

rcurtis

Date

May 7, 2016 11:57 AM EDT

Description

May have been a meadow jumping mouse, but appeared too orange

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What

Woodland Jumping Mouse Napaeozapus insignis

Observer

cdorsay

Date

August 7, 2015 12:30 PM ADT

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

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Woodland Jumping Mouse Napaeozapus insignis

Observer

adirondackatbi

Date

June 18, 2010

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Woodland Jumping Mouse Napaeozapus insignis

Observer

pattismi

Date

July 12, 2010

Description

spruce/fir northern hardwoods, near wetland. Darker band down back, long tail.

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No photos or sounds

What

Woodland Jumping Mouse Napaeozapus insignis

Observer

happleman

Date

August 5, 2013

Description

Found one laying on the trail still alive, but very cold. I tried to warm him up and he eventually crawled away. Quite a few of mice were found this week dead on trails.

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What

Woodland Jumping Mouse Napaeozapus insignis

Observer

larry522

Date

August 2, 2013

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What

Woodland Jumping Mouse Napaeozapus insignis

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

August 2, 2012

Place

Delta, PA (Google, OSM)

Description

It was fun to watch this little guy being a mouse. Its hard to tell from this photo but it was the clearest photo I got. I was able to distinctively see his long hind legs and long tail when he moved around the leaf litter.

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Description from Wikipedia

The Woodland jumping mouse (Napaeozapus insignis) is a species of jumping mouse found in North America. It can hop surprisingly long distances, given its small size. The mouse is an extraordinary part of the rodent family. Its scientific name in Latin is Napaeozapus insignis, meaning glen or wooded dell + big or strong feet + a distinguishing mark. This mammal can jump up to 3 m (9.8 ft) when scared, using its extremely strong feet and long tail.

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