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Common Name: Red-backed Vole




Scientific Name:
Clethrionomys gapperi 

Woodlands, especially where there are decaying logs and stumps.

Herbivorous—ferns, moss, fungi, roots, leaves, seeds, and fruit.

Interesting Facts:
Like many herbivores, this mouse will gnaw on bones and deer antlers to obtain calcium.

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