Nature clicks #226 - North American Deer Mouse

Deer Mouse  

We have a critter here that we can find all year long but I still have not been able to make a photo of it until this week. The North American Deer Mouse occurs over a large geographic area and in many different habitats. More than 100 subspecies have been described according to the “Audubon guide for mammals” app that I used for identification. They live in the woods around here but take sometimes advantage of bird seeds they can find around our house. Most of the time we see them only for a second or two before they disappear. This one sat at the edge of our driveway and just watched us for several minutes.

The only way to make an image that is halfway interesting was to bring the lens down to its eye level, means laying flat, belly down on the asphalt…