cotton mouse

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large dark mouse of southeastern United States

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This also includes our conservative estimates of the probability of being successful while again accounting for differences in prey species in our base probability estimate (for example, it would be easier to prey upon a Key Largo cotton mouse than an American crocodile in most situations).
At the tony Ocean Reef Resort in Key Largo, hundreds of feral cats are fed by residents at two dozen designated feeding stations--yet the cats are helping kill off the endangered Key Largo cotton mouse.
Overall, eight species of rodents and one species of insectivore totaling 36 individuals were captured: hispid cotton rat (Sigmodon hispidus, 12 individuals in all habitats), marsh rice rat (Oryzomys palustris, 7 individuals), cotton mouse (Peromyscus gossypinus, 6 individuals), white-footed mouse (Peromyscus leucopus, 3 individuals), pygmy mouse (Baiomys taylori, 3 individuals), eastern wood rat (Neotoma floridana, 2 individuals), deer mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus, 1 individual), fulvous harvest mouse (Reithrodontomys fulvescens, 1 individual) and least shrew (Cryptotis parva, 1 individual).
77 Peromyscus maniculatus Cotton mouse Peromyscus gossypinus Eastern wood rat 2 / 0.
Some eastern mammals like the cotton mouse and Baird's pocket gopher have western regional equivalents (white-ankled mouse, plains pocket gopher), but others like the least shrew and swamp rabbit do not.