Harvest Mouse

The Harvest Mouse, Micromys minutus, is a small rodent native to Europe and Asia. They are typically found in fields of cereal crops such as wheat and oats. They are also found in long grass and hedgerows.

They have reddish-brown fur with white under parts and a naked tail.
The tail is highly prehensile (good at grasping). An adult has a head and body between 2 and 2.8 inches, with a similar length of tail. It weighs two to four ounces. This mouse eats chiefly seeds and insects but also nectar and fruit. Breeding nests are spherical constructions woven from grass and attached to stems high above the ground.