Deer Mouse is a cover term for about fifty-six species in North America and six in Colorado.  They are cute.  I have known people who kept them as pets.  My project was to live trap the rodents in this area, place them in an aquarium and photograph them.  All I seemed to catch were Deer Mice, not the voles and shrews I also wanted, and after I read that one in five Deer Mice carry the deadly Hantavirus I decided to postpone the project.Deer Mouse

Deer Mouse

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