We evaluated temporal variation in white-footed mouse
population dynamics by scheduling trapping sessions to occur during the four primary stages of crop growth (i.
At the same time, the white-footed mouse
has been moving farther north as winters get milder - at a rate of around 11 kilometers a year, the researchers estimate.
Because they are primarily woodland forms, the short-tailed shrew and white-footed mouse
were taken in relatively low numbers at Goose Pond.
Gibbes L and Barrett GW: Diet resource partitioning between the golden mouse (Ochrotomys nuttalli) and the white-footed mouse
An adult hispid cotton rat weighs about 110g while an adult white-footed mouse
weighs approximately 22g.
Molecular Linkage of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome to the White-footed Mouse
, Peromyscus leucopus; Genetic Characterization of the M genome of New York Virus.
It appears that, with shorter winters favoring the white-footed mouse
Nevertheless, the pattern of white-footed mouse
colonization and their spatial distribution once they became established on the site may be the clearest example we have of the impact of habitat fragmentation on small mammal successional dynamics in our system.
Ostfeld also notes that white-footed mouse
population explosions affect other species.
The deer (or bear) tick, which normally feeds on the white-footed mouse
, the white-tailed deer, other mammals, and birds, is responsible for transmitting Lyme disease bacteria to humans in the northeastern and north-central United States.
Larvae usually seek the white-footed mouse
or other small animals as hosts.
The white-footed mouse
turns out to be the real culprit, for it carries the Lyme disease bacterium.