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KBKB2442 07-17-2012 08:25 PM

What type of mouse do I have?
 
I have/had a mouse problem in my new home. From what we know, we had a mother with at least 2 babies. That's what we saw, but know there could be/have been more.

The mother was caught on a Thursday a few hours after we put out our first trap. We thought everything may have been taken care of until that Monday when we saw two babies run across the floor. That Saturday, we found a dead baby on its back (garage floor).

Hereís a picture of the baby: http://www.flickr.com/photos/8286327...in/photostream. Does anyone know what type of mouse it is?

For reference purposes:
-Mouse body was maybe 2 inches
-When alive a few days prior, the baby mice were jumping (maybe 2-3 weeks old??)
-Weíre located on the south shore of Nassau County, Long Island near a wooded area

I know deer mice have a distinct bi-colored tail (dark on top, light on bottom). This mouse seems to have a patterned tail. Iíve also read that house mice have scaly tails, but Iím not sure this is it.

Thanks in advance!

TarheelTerp 07-17-2012 08:48 PM

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Originally Posted by KBKB2442 (Post 968315)
What type of mouse do I have?



From what we know, we had a mother with at least 2 babies.
That's what we saw, but know there could be/have been more.
If you see two you have at least 20

Does anyone know what type of mouse it is?

It's a type of mouse that a black snake would be happy to have for lunch.
Allow the snakes to live!

creeper 07-17-2012 10:37 PM

As cute as he is, he has to go. Don't let them get out of control, I'm pretty certain letting a snake loose in the house is not a solution that would go over well.

I agree though with Tarheel, let the snakes live...just way over there>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

chrisn 07-18-2012 03:48 AM

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Does it matter what species it is? They have to go. Looks like the common house mouse to me

Where was the snake mentioned?

A cat might be a better idea:whistling2:

TarheelTerp 07-18-2012 07:51 AM

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Originally Posted by chrisn (Post 968563)
A cat might be a better idea

Cat's are not tolerated in the house. EVER.

chrisn 07-18-2012 04:56 PM

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Originally Posted by TarheelTerp (Post 968635)
Cat's are not tolerated in the house. EVER.


In you're house or hers?:huh:

creeper 07-18-2012 05:12 PM

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Originally Posted by chrisn (Post 968973)
In you're house or hers?:huh:

As long as we're splitting hairs, how do you know the op is a her?

And its "your" not "you're"

TarheelTerp 07-18-2012 06:00 PM

<--not a cat guy

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Originally Posted by chrisn (Post 968973)
In you're house or hers?

In the house of anyone M or F who has any sense in the matter.

Most dog's otoh... will be welcome inside.
Some right up on to the furniture.


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