People in the countryside will be very familiar with field mice. We have a variety of rodents here in the John E. Pearce Provincial Park and we see them scurrying regularly. In the winter time we try and take great measures to ensure these little creatures don't make their way into our buildings and make themselves at home!
Field mice are small creatures that are usually brown or gray in colour. They have small round bodies and a long skinny tail that normally looks hairless. These little rodents can fit through the tiniest of areas and have grown accustomed to living in close proximity to humans. They can make their way into homes and buildings seeking food and shelter. However, they cause a significant amount of damage in doing so. They chew through a variety of substances including drywall, wood framing and electrical wires. We tend to have an abundance of field mice in our area because of our proximity to surrounding farmer's fields which provide the mice with seeds, nuts and cereals all year long. Mice are nocturnal animals and can be relatively inactive throughout the day. Therefore, their presence amongst humans can sometimes go unnoticed until they have multiplied to enormous numbers.
These little creatures tend to have a lifespan up to one year.
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