Re: white footed mice
Here's one I found in _my garage (Tucson, AZ), complete with white feet.
I've always called them kangaroo mice (?) and this one did a lot of
hysterical jumping during his photo session. They could very well be deer
mice. And, yes, the dust generated from their fecal material can be deadly,
but I believe you'd have to get a great deal of it together before it
becomes a problem. I did pick this little guy up as he fell into the dog's
water bowl and had to be dried out before I could take his picture.
However, he wasn't fastidious in his grooming habits and is not a very
attractive specimen. I would estimate his body, exclusive of tail, to be
less than 3" long.
Chris Booton wrote in message
> Does anyone have pictures of white footed mice? Or more specifically white
> footed deer mice? I had a couple families of mice in my garage a year ago
> (I got rid of them by live trapping and remvoing the food and eventually
> they got the idea and left) and I'm sure they were white footed deer mice
> but wanted to be sure. They were very small and truthfully very adorable.
> But I was carfull to look and not touch as they can cary the hanta virus
> which is very deadly.
> Speaking of that virus I hear it's spread by the fecal matter (ie poop).
> Is this true?