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The Eurasian harvest mouse, Micromys minutus, is not only Europe’s smallest rodent, but it is also the continent’s only animal with a prehensile (grasping) tail. The nest this tiny one weaves also takes the prize for the most complex of any European mammal. The little harvest mouse splits and bends stalks of grass, eventually forming a spherical structure about 4 or 5 inches wide. These tiny rodents live only about 6 months, and even in captivity 18 months is the record.

More pics & info on Encyclopedia of Life
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Europe’s Smallest Rodent

Visit the Prevost’s squirrels in the new Rainforest Pyramid at Galveston (Texas, USA) zoo!

More videos on this species:
What big eyes you have!
Two loose in the house!
Pete Ryan 1
Pete Ryan 2
Pete Ryan 3

 

Callosciurus prevostii videos