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Common Name: Deer Mouse




Scientific Name:
Peromyscus maniculatus  

Varied—woodlands and open fields, depending on subspecies.

Mainly herbivorous—seeds from many trees, dried corn, insects, and snails.

Interesting Facts:
There are three different subspecies of deer mouse that occur in Pennsylvania. The two most abundant varieties prefer a woodland habitat. The third subspecies prefers open fields and other areas with little cover.

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