Perdido Key Beach Mouse Peromyscus polionotus trissyllepsis

Tiny but mighty: beach mice disperse seeds inside sand dunes. When the seeds become fully grown plants, they help stabilize the shoreline.

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ORIGIN:
Northwest Florida and southeast Alabama

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HABITAT:
Coastal dunes

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HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
Length: Up to 5.5 in

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DIET:
Insects and seeds

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PREDATORS:
Raccoons and foxes

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NATURAL DEFENSES:
Camouflage

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REPRODUCTION:
23-day gestation; sexually mature at 1 month

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THREATS:
Habitat loss

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LIFE EXPECTANCY:
9 months in wild

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