Typically, the small mammals that we catch are red-backed and meadow voles, deer mice, and white footed mice. Sometimes other small mammals, such as chipmunks, flying squirrels, or jumping mice may be captured in the traps. Today, we mainly caught deer mice, red-backed voles, and chipmunks.
Once the animals were removed from the traps, they were inspected for weight, sex, and reproductive status and the information recorded. We then marked the animals and returned them to the areas that they were caught.
|Here I am holding a deer mouse that we have caught in our trap|