Tropical Short-tailed Mouse
Small nocturnal rodent, shelters in grass nest in burrow mostly in moist grassland or tropical savannah.
Omnivorous eating seeds, green plant stems and arthropods. Breeds after rain.
Litter size 3 or 4.
A Field Guide to the Mammals of Australia, Peter Menhorst & Frank Knight
The individual in the photo was caught by a homestead cat in the Bogie River area.
|Family:||Rats & Mice (Muridae)|
|Information sources:||Photo taken at Mt Pleasant Station by Garlone Moulin|