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Deer Mouse 

Traits: Small mammal with long front teeth for gnawing, a long tail that is brown on top and white underneath, large eyes; this food-storing mammal is primarily nocturnal.

Habitat: Dry forest, tundra, grasslands

Foods: Seeds, nuts, insects, berries, mushrooms, fresh green vegetation

Eaten by: Foxes, weasels, marten, owls and other birds of prey

Do You Know? While eating and caching their foods, deer mice scatter the seeds of some plants and the spores of mycorrhizal fungi.

Special thanks to the ADF&G Division of Wildlife Conservation.

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