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Colin Varndell’s Wildlife Year – the Woodmouse

The woodmouse (also known as the long-tailed field mouse) is abundant throughout Dorset. Typically it lives in hedgerows, copses and gardens feeding on seeds, fruits and invertebrates. In rural areas of Dorset, this small mammal enters human dwellings in winter, seeking warmth and food.

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