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  WHITE-FOOTED MOUSE   


Peromyscuc leucopus

Statistics
Length: head and body 3.5-4.2"; tail 2.4-4"
Weight: 0.5-1.1 oz.
Number of teeth: 16
Young: 2-6 young per litter, born throughout the year.

Habitat
Prefer wooded and brushy areas but will live in most habitats.

Food
Primarily a seed eater but eats other types of vegetation.
Animals: beetles, moth larvae, spiders.

Period of Activity
Nighttime.

Distribution
Illinois: Statewide
USA: See distribution map.

White-Footed Mouse Trivia
White-footed mice live on the ground in logs and stumps. Since white-footed mice can climb, they will often nest in abandoned bird nests in trees and bushes or in cavities in the trunks of trees. Nest cavities are lined with finely shredded plant materials and the opening's concealed. The home range of a white-footed mouse is 0.5-1.5 acres. These mice can live for 2-3 years.

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