Definition of white-footed mouse in English:

white-footed mouse

Syllabification: white-foot·ed mouse


  • A common deer mouse with white feet, found in the US and Mexico.
    • Peromyscus leucopus, family Muridae
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    • Some rodents, especially the deer mouse, rice rat, white-footed mouse and cotton rat, may carry hantaviruses.
    • Little loggers make a big difference: the tastes of two small rodents - the meadow vole and the white-footed mouse - can determine what trees grow in a forest
    • And meadow voles, by excluding white-footed mice from some habitats, may reduce the risk of Lyme disease, which is carried by ticks that feed off these mice.

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