Photo Credit: Clemson University
http://www.clemson.edu/cafls/departments/forestry/cef/cef_mammals.html

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Reithrodontomys humulis

STATUS: Poorly known. Once common in old fields containing dense stands of weeds and grasses, but may be declining in Alabama. MODERATE CONSERVATION CONCERN.

FEEDING HABITS: Seeds comprise most of diet, but insects and green vegetation also eaten. 

LIFE HISTORY AND ECOLOGY: Breed throughout the year, with a gestation period of 21-22 days, and litter of two to three.