body approx. 4 cm
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.
Terrible image, I know
Adult male, testes scrotal, dead on arrival
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?
Seen in the Ash Point area of Owls Head.
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.
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.