Added: Quince Willett - Date: 06.04.2022 08:31 - Views: 17158 - Clicks: 550
The depths of winter can often be a time when unwelcome house guests arrive, in the form of mice and rats. They often move into houses in an attempt to seek out warmer digs and a source of food. Also known as a marsupial mouse, this small carnivorous marsupial snacks on insects, reptiles, and sometimes even mice. The trouble is, antechinus look similar to a normal house mouse.
Antechinus are most commonly found in stringy bark forests on the Fleurieu Peninsula and Central Mount Lofty Ranges regions. The quickest way to tell the difference between an antechinus and a mouse is by looking at their head. An antechinus has a much pointier, long, narrow snout, unlike a mouse, which has a round head and nose. They are also larger than a mouse, with the body length of an antechinus up to millimetres long, it also has a tail that is approximately the same length as its body. They also have a white ring of fur around their eyes, doubled lobed ears, and yellow feet, legs and bellies.
Antechinus scats are also very different to house mouse scats.
They are much larger and cylindrical shaped. You can also put up a nest box as an alternative place to shelter.
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