Hubber's found this little sweetie in the grass before he set about mowing the lawn. Not including tail length, this baby deer mouse is just over 1-1/2 inch long.
Newly out of the nest, he is not yet fearful of humans, so I picked him up and put him in a container, until the lawn had been mown.
When it was safe, I let him go, back near where he was found.
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The deer mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus), is grayish to light brown on top, with a white belly. It has large ears and a furry tail and has eyes that appear to “bug out.” The deer mouse is named for its colouration, which may resemble that of a white-tailed deer. The typical city-dwelling house mouse, is usually entirely grey or light brown (no white on the belly).
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May is Multiple Sclerosis Awareness month in Canada. Every year the MS Carnation Campaign takes place in May to help raise funds and increase awareness. Carnations are sold on street corners, malls and other public spaces. The carnation is Canada's oldest and most recognized symbol of hope in the quest to end multiple sclerosis.
World wide, Multiple Sclerosis (MS) affects about 2.5 million people. Canadians have one of the highest rates of MS in the world.I am one of those Canadians. MS lasts a lifetime.There is no cure.
Over $45 million has been raised through the MS Carnation Campaign since its inception. Funds raised support MS research and services. $45 million worth of flowers is equal to 9 million bouquets of flowers or 27 million individual stems.