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The wood mouse (Apodemus sylvaticus) is the most common native rodent in Britain. It has brown fur with a reddish tinge and a white or greyish belly. The alternative common name of this species is the long-tailed field mouse, as the tail is often roughly the same size as the combined head and body length. This species can be distinguished from the similar yellow-necked mouse as it lacks a yellow collar that forms a bib on the chest.




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