May 1, 2016. 9:06 AM central time. The weather was overcast, about 75 degrees Fahrenheit. Mammal traps were set around Dolan Falls in Comstock, TX. The mouse was caught in a mammal trap set by a tree where the foot of it was covered in dead leaves. The tree was located across the river from our camp site, next to a small pool of water assumed to have been created by the overflow of river water. The mouse was about 3in. long and tan with white belly. The penis was observed to be about 2mm, identifying it as a male The tail was shorter than the white footed mouse and the tail's color gradient was more distinguishable. The mouse was attracted to the oats set by the trap, indicating their food source. He was scruffed while observations were made. When scruffed, he became relaxed and did not try fighting.
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El ratón ciervo (Peromyscus maniculatus) es una especie de roedor de la familia Cricetidae originario de Norteamérica. Se extiende por toda Norteamérica a excepción del sudeste de Estados Unidos y el extremo norte del continente. Es un conocido portador de hantavirus, que pueden ser trasmitido a los seres humanos. Está estrechamente emparentado con el Peromyscus leucopus, el ratón de patas blancas.