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Meadow Jumping Mouse 

Traits: Small mammal with very long tail, large hind feet, small ears, and large front teeth for gnawing; hibernates during the winter and is primarily nocturnal.

Habitat: Forest edges and damp meadows; den sites beneath brush, logs, or stumps; well-drained sites to dig its deep winter burrow

Foods: Seeds, insects, fruits

Eaten by: Weasels, marten, owls, kestrels

Do You Know? The hind feet of jumping mice can propel them into six-foot (2-m) jumps.

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