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Critter of the Month


Critter of the Month - JUNE

White-footed Deermouse

The White-footed Deermouse is one of the most abundant mammals in the forests of Tennessee. An omnivore they primarily each seeds, grain, fruit, berries and insects.

Ranging from 5 to 8 inches in total length they have large black eyes, large ears and long coarse whishers. Their color ranges from grayish to reddish-brown, often with a darker band of color down the middle of the back. The feet, lower part of the face and undersides are all white which contrasts sharply with the dark body.

The peak of breeding season for the white-footed deermouse is from early spring to late summer and females may have as many as 5 litters. Typically each litter consists of 1-8 young with the average being 4. These babies are nursed by the female until they are weaned at 2-3 weeks of age.



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