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 Post subject: Re: Mouse ID help
Unread postPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2009 3:18 pm 
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Thanks Mant & BGS for the confirming pix and interesting info 8) My mice were seen early morning foraging along the Langebaan road in WCNP.

@BGS: Eish! :doh: I should have thought to look at our mammal index. :redface: Perhaps you will merge this thread with the earlier one?

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 Post subject: A mouse at The Highlands Mountain Retreat.
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After arriving and unpacking we were having a look around the cabin and I heard a scrabbling noise coming from the cupboard we'd put the firelighters and such in. I opened the door and something small scooted away. I was ahunting. Duco joined in and not long after introduced me to our guest - a Four-striped Mouse. The little critter was around all the time we were there. After chewing on the firelighters and dishwashing liquid I was careful not to leave any goodies lying around. He did cause some amusing moments as we often met him coming around a corner. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: A mouse at The Highlands Mountain Retreat.
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Note, my current avatar is not the same mouse, but a very far cousin. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: A mouse at The Highlands Mountain Retreat.
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dont think there are many others that would have been as accomodating.
but he/she sure is/was a cute mousie.

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 Post subject: Re: A mouse at The Highlands Mountain Retreat.
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 Post subject: Re: Mice: The Striped Mouse
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Spent a night in Grootkolk in October with great hopes for lion sightings, Nary a one but this little chap was a very welcome visitor!

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 Post subject: Re: Mice: The Striped Mouse
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Please will one of the 'mouse fundis' tell me the difference between a striped mouse and a grass mouse? We found the teeniest little mouse in the long grass at the side of the road in KTP and were told he was a grass mouse, but looking at your pictures, he was very similar to the striped ones :big_eyes:

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 Post subject: Re: Mice: The Striped Mouse
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The common names of some mammals have changed in the latest reference books, the single-striped mouse (Lemniscomys rosalia) is now called the single-striped grass mouse, and the striped mouse ([/i]Rhabdomys pumilio[i]) is now called the four-striped grass mouse. If the mouse you saw had four stripes along its back, then it was a four-striped grass mouse.

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 Post subject: Re: Mice: The Striped Mouse
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Thank you, Peter :thumbs_up: Four striped grass mouse it was!

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 Post subject: Re: Mice: The Striped Mouse
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These two were seen "playing" in my herb garden today. Are they male & female or two males?

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I have about 6 different pictures of them - this one is a bit cropped?

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 Post subject: Re: Mice: The Striped Mouse
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Striped Mouse... and a kill :(

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 Post subject: Re: Mice: The Striped Mouse
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HI anne-marie,
Great photos of the kill. :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Mice: The Striped Mouse
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Oh dear, they are very endearing. Sad to see them killed :(

great pictures though.

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 Post subject: Re: Mice: The Striped Mouse
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They can be sociable rodents too

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