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Peromyscuc leucopus

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.

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

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

Period of Activity

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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