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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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Woodland Jumping Mouse Napaeozapus insignis

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kristofz

Date

September 3, 2016 10:22 AM EDT

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No photos or sounds

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Woodland Jumping Mouse Napaeozapus insignis

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kevin_parsons

Date

May 31, 2016

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Woodland Jumping Mouse Napaeozapus insignis

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kens18

Date

August 31, 2016 11:45 AM EDT

Description

body approx. 4 cm

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Woodland Jumping Mouse Napaeozapus insignis

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kueda

Date

August 28, 2016 08:32 AM EDT

Description

This little mouse seemed like it was trapped on a rock in the middle of the stream. When it wasn't shivering it was running in circles.

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Woodland Jumping Mouse Napaeozapus insignis

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cdorsay

Date

August 18, 2016 11:05 AM ADT

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Woodland Jumping Mouse Napaeozapus insignis

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djm

Date

June 30, 2016 10:50 AM EDT

Description

Terrible image, I know

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Woodland Jumping Mouse Napaeozapus insignis

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wmccresearch

Date

June 27, 2016 03:10 PM EDT

Description

Adult male, testes scrotal, dead on arrival

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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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Woodland Jumping Mouse Napaeozapus insignis

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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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Woodland Jumping Mouse Napaeozapus insignis

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cyric

Date

May 14, 2016 04:13 PM EDT

Description

A Woodland Jumping Mouse at Pinetop.

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No photos or sounds

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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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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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