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DID YOU KNOW…

Two endemic species of mice are found on Catalina Island.

The menu for the endemic Catalina Island fox includes a lot of small portions. However, two of the fox’s choices are also home-grown endemics on the Island, the Catalina Island deer mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus catalinae) and the Catalina Island harvest mouse (Reithrodontomys megalotis catalinae). Studies show that both species are widespread and found in nearly every plant community on the island. The deer mouse, which is an accomplished runner and jumper compared to other mice, receives its name from its fleet feet. The deer mouse is also the more common of the Island’s two endemic mice and is found in every habitat except coastal sage scrub. The harvest variety thrives in grassy areas where cover is plentiful and water available.

 

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    Catalina Island deer mouse (above).

   
Conservancy File Photo
    Catalina Island harvest mouse (below).

 

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THE ISLAND NATURALIST
Issue #4 / All About Eagles


IN THIS ISSUE...


Bald Later in Life
DDT Danger Remains
Grand Ole Osprey
Fact or Fiction: Island-Mainland Tie?
Did You Know…Two Mice on Catalina



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