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The harvest mouse is the smallest European rodent. It is unusual in possessing a prehensile tail, which it uses to climb amongst grasses, reedbeds, crops and other vegetation. Harvest mice build circular nests out of strips of grass which they use for breeding, resting and sleeping. The species is widely distributed in Europe and Asia, but numbers are though to have declined due to habitat loss and changes in farming practices.
Harvest mouse (Micromys minutus) in wheat field with poppy (Papaver rhoeas) in summer - prehensile tail. France. June.  -  Klein & Hubert
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Klein & Hubert / Harvest mouse (Micromys minutus) in wheat field with poppy (Papaver rhoeas) in summer - prehensile tail. France. June.
Harvest mouse (Micromys minutus) on Common hogweed (Heracleum sphondylium) flowerhead after release, Moulton, Northampton, UK, June.  -  Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Harvest mouse (Micromys minutus) on Common hogweed (Heracleum sphondylium) flowerhead after release, Moulton, Northampton, UK, June.
Harvest mouse (Micromys minutus) UK, captive  -  David Kjaer
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David Kjaer / Harvest mouse (Micromys minutus) UK, captive
Harvest mouse (Micromys minutus) on wheat stem, Devon, UK (captive). May.  -  Ross Hoddinott
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Ross Hoddinott / Harvest mouse (Micromys minutus) on wheat stem, Devon, UK (captive). May.
Harvest mouse (Micromys minutus) climbing a Thistle (Cirsium), UK, July. Captive.  -  Dave Bevan
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Dave Bevan / Harvest mouse (Micromys minutus) climbing a Thistle (Cirsium), UK, July. Captive.
Harvest mouse (Micromys minutus) on stalk, West Country Wildlife Photography Centre, captive, June.  -  David Pike
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David Pike / Harvest mouse (Micromys minutus) on stalk, West Country Wildlife Photography Centre, captive, June.
Harvest Mouse {Micromys minutus} adult emerging from breeding nest in corn, captive, UK  -  Andy Sands
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Andy Sands / Harvest Mouse {Micromys minutus} adult emerging from breeding nest in corn, captive, UK
Harvest mouse (Micromys minutus) climbing on mossy branch. Dorset, UK June. Captive.  -  Colin Varndell
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Colin Varndell / Harvest mouse (Micromys minutus) climbing on mossy branch. Dorset, UK June. Captive.
Harvest mouse (Micromys minutus), captive, UK, June.  -  Ann  & Steve Toon
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Ann & Steve Toon / Harvest mouse (Micromys minutus), captive, UK, June.
Harvest mouse (Micromys minutus) cleaning its nose on Common hogweed (Heracleum sphondylium) flowerhead after release, Moulton, Northampton, UK, June.  -  Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Harvest mouse (Micromys minutus) cleaning its nose on Common hogweed (Heracleum sphondylium) flowerhead after release, Moulton, Northampton, UK, June.
Harvest mouse (Micromus minutus) climbing between ripe Wheat, Dorset, UK, July.  -  Colin Varndell
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Colin Varndell / Harvest mouse (Micromus minutus) climbing between ripe Wheat, Dorset, UK, July.
Harvest mouse (Micromys minutus) grooming, sitting on a wheat seedhead, UK, July. Captive.  -  Dave Bevan
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Dave Bevan / Harvest mouse (Micromys minutus) grooming, sitting on a wheat seedhead, UK, July. Captive.
Harvest mice (Micromys minutus) on grass stems, Devon, UK. July 2016. Captive.  -  Ross Hoddinott
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Ross Hoddinott / Harvest mice (Micromys minutus) on grass stems, Devon, UK. July 2016. Captive.
Harvest Mouse {Micromys minutus} climbing on Cocksfoot grass with wildflower meadow behind, captive, UK  -  Andy Sands
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Andy Sands / Harvest Mouse {Micromys minutus} climbing on Cocksfoot grass with wildflower meadow behind, captive, UK
Harvest mouse {Micromys minutus} 1-day babies in nest, captive, UK  -  Andy Sands
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Andy Sands / Harvest mouse {Micromys minutus} 1-day babies in nest, captive, UK
Harvest mouse {Micromys minutus} on bramble amongst blackberries, captive, UK  -  Andy Sands
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Andy Sands / Harvest mouse {Micromys minutus} on bramble amongst blackberries, captive, UK
Harvest mouse (Micromys minutus) head portrait,  Dorset, UK January 2010. Captive  -  Colin Varndell
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Colin Varndell / Harvest mouse (Micromys minutus) head portrait, Dorset, UK January 2010. Captive
Harvest mouse (Micromys minutus) in barley cereal field, Yorkshire, UK Captive  -  Paul Hobson
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Paul Hobson / Harvest mouse (Micromys minutus) in barley cereal field, Yorkshire, UK Captive
Harvest mice (Micromys minutus), captive, UK, June  -  Ann  & Steve Toon
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Ann & Steve Toon / Harvest mice (Micromys minutus), captive, UK, June
Harvest mice (Micromys minutus) two on wheat, UK, June, captive.  -  Ann  & Steve Toon
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Ann & Steve Toon / Harvest mice (Micromys minutus) two on wheat, UK, June, captive.
Captive-reared Harvest mouse (Micromys minutus) just after release among seedheads of Common sorrel / Sour Dock (Rumex acetosa), a favoured food source, on a heathland reserve, Kilkhampton Common, Cor...  -  Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Captive-reared Harvest mouse (Micromys minutus) just after release among seedheads of Common sorrel / Sour Dock (Rumex acetosa), a favoured food source, on a heathland reserve, Kilkhampton Common, Cor...
Harvest mouse (Micromys minutus) climbing among wheat, Hertfordshire, England, UK, August, Controlled conditions  -  Andy Sands
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Andy Sands / Harvest mouse (Micromys minutus) climbing among wheat, Hertfordshire, England, UK, August, Controlled conditions
Harvest mouse {Micromys minutus) climbing among Cow Parsley, Hertfordshire, England, UK, May, Controlled conditions  -  Andy Sands
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Andy Sands / Harvest mouse {Micromys minutus) climbing among Cow Parsley, Hertfordshire, England, UK, May, Controlled conditions
Harvest mouse (Micromys minutus) climbing on frosty seedhead, Hertfordshire, England, UK, January, Controlled conditions  -  Andy Sands
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Andy Sands / Harvest mouse (Micromys minutus) climbing on frosty seedhead, Hertfordshire, England, UK, January, Controlled conditions
Female Harvest mouse {Micromys minutus} rejecting advances of male from ground nest in corn, captive, UK  -  Andy Sands
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Andy Sands / Female Harvest mouse {Micromys minutus} rejecting advances of male from ground nest in corn, captive, UK
Harvest mouse {Micromys minutus} mother cleaning 1-week babies in nest, captive, UK  -  Andy Sands
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Andy Sands / Harvest mouse {Micromys minutus} mother cleaning 1-week babies in nest, captive, UK
Harvest Mouse (Micromys minutus) using tail whilst climbing in reed, Germany, captive.  -  Ingo Arndt
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Ingo Arndt / Harvest Mouse (Micromys minutus) using tail whilst climbing in reed, Germany, captive.
Child watching Harvest mouse (Micromys minutus) being released as part of re-introduction program, Norfolk, UK, June, model released  -  David Tipling
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David Tipling / Child watching Harvest mouse (Micromys minutus) being released as part of re-introduction program, Norfolk, UK, June, model released
Harvet mouse {Micromys minutus} being released onto Buttercup Somerset, UK  -  Colin Seddon
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Colin Seddon / Harvet mouse {Micromys minutus} being released onto Buttercup Somerset, UK
Two Harvest mice (Micromys minutus) from a captive colony selected for release at a field site, Moulton College, Northampton, UK, June.  -  Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Two Harvest mice (Micromys minutus) from a captive colony selected for release at a field site, Moulton College, Northampton, UK, June.
Microchipped Harvest mouse (Micromys minutus) leaving a grain feeding station equipped with an automatic Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) monitor which logs visits by mice after release into a fi...  -  Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Microchipped Harvest mouse (Micromys minutus) leaving a grain feeding station equipped with an automatic Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) monitor which logs visits by mice after release into a fi...
Linda Rennie holding an adult Harvest mouse (Micromys minutus), one of a population being reared in captivity ahead of a reintroduction, Lifton, Devon, UK, May. Model released.  -  Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Linda Rennie holding an adult Harvest mouse (Micromys minutus), one of a population being reared in captivity ahead of a reintroduction, Lifton, Devon, UK, May. Model released.
Emily Howard-Williams releasing a Harvest mouse (Micromys minutus) in a field enclosure to study dispersal and monitoring techniques, Moulton, Northampton, UK, June.  Model released.  -  Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Emily Howard-Williams releasing a Harvest mouse (Micromys minutus) in a field enclosure to study dispersal and monitoring techniques, Moulton, Northampton, UK, June. Model released.
Harvest mouse (Micromys minutus) being inspected prior to release at a field site, Moulton College, Northampton, UK, June.  Model released.  -  Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Harvest mouse (Micromys minutus) being inspected prior to release at a field site, Moulton College, Northampton, UK, June. Model released.
Researcher checking transponder code on microchipped Harvest mouse (Micromys minutus) prior to release, Moulton College, Northampton, UK, June.  Model released.  -  Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Researcher checking transponder code on microchipped Harvest mouse (Micromys minutus) prior to release, Moulton College, Northampton, UK, June. Model released.
Researcher placing small mammal trap in field enclosure to survey Harvest mice (Micromys minutus) after release, Moulton, Northampton, UK, June.  Model released.  -  Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Researcher placing small mammal trap in field enclosure to survey Harvest mice (Micromys minutus) after release, Moulton, Northampton, UK, June. Model released.
Emily Howard-Williams checking that the automatic Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) monitor built into a Harvest mouse feeding station reads a microchip inserted into it and relays the information...  -  Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Emily Howard-Williams checking that the automatic Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) monitor built into a Harvest mouse feeding station reads a microchip inserted into it and relays the information...
Emily Howard-Williams with Labrador Tui, sitting down by a grain feeding bottle collected from a field site where Harvest mice (Micromys minutus) have been released, to indicate that this bottle has b...  -  Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Emily Howard-Williams with Labrador Tui, sitting down by a grain feeding bottle collected from a field site where Harvest mice (Micromys minutus) have been released, to indicate that this bottle has b...
Emily Howard-Williams with Labrador Tui, who has been trained to sniff out feeding stations visited by Harvest mice (Micromys minutus), Moulton, Northampton, UK, June.  Model released.  -  Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Emily Howard-Williams with Labrador Tui, who has been trained to sniff out feeding stations visited by Harvest mice (Micromys minutus), Moulton, Northampton, UK, June. Model released.
John Duncan of Westland Countryside Stewards holding a captive reared Harvest mouse (Micromys minutus) about to be released on a heathland reserve, Kilkhampton Common, Cornwall, UK,June. Model release...  -  Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / John Duncan of Westland Countryside Stewards holding a captive reared Harvest mouse (Micromys minutus) about to be released on a heathland reserve, Kilkhampton Common, Cornwall, UK,June. Model release...
Captive-bred Harvest mice (Micromys minutus) in cages being carried down a track to be released, Kilkhampton Common, Cornwall, UK, June. Model released.  -  Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Captive-bred Harvest mice (Micromys minutus) in cages being carried down a track to be released, Kilkhampton Common, Cornwall, UK, June. Model released.
Captive-reared Harvest mice (Micromys minutus), being released among Bracken (Pteridium aquilinum) and flowering plants on a heathland reserve, Kilkhampton Common, Cornwall, UK, June. Model released.  -  Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Captive-reared Harvest mice (Micromys minutus), being released among Bracken (Pteridium aquilinum) and flowering plants on a heathland reserve, Kilkhampton Common, Cornwall, UK, June. Model released.
Tracks made by Harvest mouse {Micromys minutus} running between burrows in snow, Ussuriland, Far East Russia  -  Yuri Shibnev
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Yuri Shibnev / Tracks made by Harvest mouse {Micromys minutus} running between burrows in snow, Ussuriland, Far East Russia