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Mouse  Yellow-Necked Mouse

Yellow-Necked Mouse - Photo  Copyright 2003 Gary Bradley
Photo: G. Bradley

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Get help identifying mice, voles, shrews and other land mammals with this fully illustrated fold-out chart - click here

Latin name: Apodemus flavicollis

Size: Head and body around 10cms, tail approximately 15cms.

Distribution: Found in south and east England.

Months seen: All year.

Food: Seeds, nuts and berries.

Habitat: Woods, coppices, hedgerows and gardens.

Special features: The Yellow-Necked Mouse is similar in appearance to the wood mouse but slightly larger, and with a more reddish coloured fur on its back. The underside is white with a yellow collar which gives the mouse its name. Yellow-necked mice sometimes enter houses in the autumn in search of food.

Photo of the yellow-necked mouse's long tail
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