SCIENTIFIC NAME: Peromyscus maniculates

STATUS: Poorly known in Alabama, but it is abundant and widespread in North America. Lowest Conservation Concern.

HABITAT: In Alabama, it has been recorded from habitats including hayfields, tree-lined ravines, rocky outcrops, and mixed-pine-hardwood forests. 

FEEDING HABITS: Diet is mostly seeds and mast, but it also eats blueberries, rasberries, insects, caterpillars, and centipedes. 

LIFE HISTORY AND ECOLOGY: Gestation typically is 23-24 days, 27 days if females become pregnant while nursing the previous litter. Litter size ranges from four to five.