Peromyscus maniculatus are found in places including Alaska, Canada, and parts of South America. The majority of deer mice nest high up, in large hollow trees. The deer mouse nests alone for the most part but will sometimes nest with a deer mouse of the opposite sex.Family: Cricetidae.
Deer mice are small, white footed rodents that are quite prevalent in North America. Although deer mouse is the common name given to Peromyscusmaniculatus, most species belonging to the genus Peromyscus are generally referred to as the deer mouse. These tiny mammals are a concern since they are the carriers of Lyme disease and Hantavirus, [ ].
Dec 23, 2016 · A tiny Lesser Mouse-Deer was born on November 1 at the Prague Zoo.. This species is the smallest of all known hoofed mammals. Adults have bodies about the same size as rabbits, have legs the size of pencils, and weigh only about four pounds.