Thursday, 6 November 2014

Food store of Steppe Mouse

A food storage mound of Steppe Mouse Mus spicilegus. This one was around 1 metre across at the base and had been there for some time as weeds had grown up through it. Photo taken near Bogacs, Hungary, October 2014, by Gerard Gorman.

1 comment:

altbac said...

Contrary to common belief, this mound is not a food store, but an insulator enhancing overwintering (Szenczi etal 2011).