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Mice: The Striped Mouse

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Re: Mouse ID help

Unread postby arks » Sat Apr 04, 2009 3:18 pm

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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A mouse at The Highlands Mountain Retreat.

Unread postby Guinea Pig » Thu Oct 08, 2009 1:40 pm

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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Re: A mouse at The Highlands Mountain Retreat.

Unread postby DuQues » Thu Oct 08, 2009 1:44 pm

Note, my current avatar is not the same mouse, but a very far cousin. :wink:
Arriving currently: The photos from our trip! Overhere! :yaya:

Feel free to use any of these additional letters to correct the spelling of words found in the above post: a-e-t-n-d-i-o-s-m-l-u-y-h-c

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Re: A mouse at The Highlands Mountain Retreat.

Unread postby Nurse Bev » Thu Oct 08, 2009 1:49 pm

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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Re: A mouse at The Highlands Mountain Retreat.

Unread postby bert » Thu Oct 08, 2009 1:56 pm

Lovely guest :thumbs_up:

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Re: Mice: The Striped Mouse

Unread postby granjan » Fri Nov 13, 2009 9:49 pm

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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Re: Mice: The Striped Mouse

Unread postby expat » Thu Nov 26, 2009 2:56 pm

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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Re: Mice: The Striped Mouse

Unread postby Peter Apps » Fri Nov 27, 2009 4:30 pm

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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Re: Mice: The Striped Mouse

Unread postby expat » Fri Nov 27, 2009 5:33 pm

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

Unread postby Jungle Junkie » Mon Jan 03, 2011 11:11 pm

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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Re: Mice: The Striped Mouse

Unread postby anne-marie » Sat Mar 03, 2012 11:15 pm

Striped Mouse... and a kill :(

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Re: Mice: The Striped Mouse

Unread postby RayK » Sun Mar 04, 2012 1:55 am

HI anne-marie,
Great photos of the kill. :thumbs_up:

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Re: Mice: The Striped Mouse

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Sun Mar 04, 2012 8:38 am

Oh dear, they are very endearing. Sad to see them killed :(

great pictures though.
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Re: Mice: The Striped Mouse

Unread postby forestgump » Sun Mar 04, 2012 12:10 pm

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They can be sociable rodents too
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