Smoky Mouse in suburbs?

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Subject: Smoky Mouse in suburbs?
From: "John Leonard" <>
Date: Sat, 8 Mar 2008 12:45:21 +1100
We have a native mouse holed up in our bedroom at the moment. It's
about ten centimeters long with a tail longer than its body. It's
mid-grey all over with black around the eyes. The only thing that
looks like it in the Field Guide to Mammals in a Smoky Mouse—but this
is listed as 'endangered' and only just reaching the ACT, have there
been any records in suburbs for this sp.

It's the most amazing animal, it leaps and climbs prodigiously. It got
up on the shower head, believe it or not, and we had a good look at it
as it sat there.

It is so fast I can't see how we're ever going to catch it. Assuming
it doesn't find its own way out, does anyone have a small mammal trap
they could lend?

John Leonard

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