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Adoption of a nestling house mouse by a female short-tailed shrew

American Midland Naturalist

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Abstract

A nursing female short-tailed shrew adopted a nestling house mouse. The mouse was observed in the nest with the female and her litter of shrews three days after it was introduced into the aluminum box containing the shrews, but it was found dead in the nest four days later.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Adoption of a nestling house mouse by a female short-tailed shrew
Series title:
American Midland Naturalist
Volume
81
Issue:
2
Year Published:
1969
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
583-584
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
583
Last page:
584
Number of Pages:
2