The Harvest Mouse Is A True Acrobat



The harvest mouse is only two or so inches tall, but it's adapted well to the reeds, wheat fields and other tall vegetation in its homeland thanks to its amazing acrobatic skills. Just look at his amazing prowess.
"The feet are specially adapted for climbing, with the outer of the five toes on each foot being large and more-or-less opposable," writes University of Michigan's Francesca Ivaldi. "This mouse can grip a stem with each hindfoot and its tail, leaving the forepaws free for collecting food. It can also use its tail for balance as it scurries along long grass stems."

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