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Primorye Week: Two Rodents (Myodes rutilus and Apodemus peninsulae)

Posted on Sep 27, 2011 by in Rodents, Theme Weeks | 3 comments

Two rodents

Numbers 0389 and 0390

This week, we’re meeting the mammals of Primorye, a region in far eastern Russia. (See yesterday’s musk deer for a little more about that fascinating area of the planet.) Well, it’s late and I’ve had a rough day, so…I don’t have much to say about these two rodents, other than that the one on the left is the northern red-backed vole and the one on the right is the Korean field mouse, and of course they both live in Primorye. Do enjoy the drawing, though, and I will probably be more loquacious on tomorrow’s mammal.


  1. Hey, there’s nothing wrong with a short post now and then. These two rodents are worth a thousand words each. They look great!

    It looks like the vole is confiding in the field mouse. I’m not sure I’d share my secrets with a field mouse.

    • Field mice do seem rather indiscreet. Thanks for tolerating the short post!

  2. maybe you should leave all the rodents for last and then just do a generic field rat with a long list of names!

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