Woodland Jumping Mouse

Woodland Jumping Mouse
Classification(s) : Prey
Cat Name : Jumping Mouse
Common Name : Woodland Jumping Mouse
Scientific Name : Napaeozapus insignis
Other Name(s) :
Physical Description :

Woodland jumping mice are small furry creatures with brown to black backs, tan to orange sides, white bellies, large feet, long ankles, and long white-tipped tails which account for two thirds of their total length.

Physical Statistics :

Length: 8.3 – 10 Inches (210 – 255 Millimeters)
Weight: .5 – 1.1 Ounces (14 – 31 Grams)

Behavior :

Woodland jumping mice are rarely found in open areas, hibernate during the winter, are nocturnal, and eat seeds, berries, fungi, and insects.

Social Organization :

Woodland jumping mice are tolerant of each other; home ranges overlap in both genders. They are not extremely social, however.

Approval Level : None; Woodland jumping mice are fairly common and their presence does not suggest anything significant about the environment.
Kill Difficulty : Low;

Woodland jumping mice are on the small side and have no weapons with which to defend themselves.

Training Level : Advanced;

While woodland jumping do forage on cloudy days, they are mostly nocturnal, and they can leap far; their erratic patterns of motion may also confuse the hunter.

Hunting Tactic : Land Rodents
Food Quality : Medium; Though woodland jumping mice are small, they have nutritional value thanks to their diet.