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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

Date

August 19, 2014 11:30 PM EDT

Description

at site 26

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Woodland Jumping Mouse Napaeozapus insignis

Observer

fizzle37

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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Woodland Jumping Mouse Napaeozapus insignis

Observer

larry522

Date

August 2, 2013

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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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Woodland Jumping Mouse Napaeozapus insignis

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

May 29, 2012

Description

A rodent that me and my son found along the road dead next to an also dead black rat snake. Its body (not including tail) was about 4.5 inches long.

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No photos or sounds

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woodland jumping mouse Napaeozapus insignis

Date

July 7, 2011

Place

Algonquin Park (Google, OSM)

Description

smammalling day

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No photos or sounds

What

woodland jumping mouse Napaeozapus insignis

Date

July 5, 2010

Place

Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario (Google, OSM)
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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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