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Old September 26th, 2009, 12:30 PM
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Look what I found in the potato patch!

I found this little guy while digging potatoes. He was underground a bit under some soil, wrapped in a little grass nest.

A few inches either way and the shovel could have sliced it! I was really surprised to find it. Good thing I was gentle with the shovel and going underneath and away from the potato plants, since I didn't want to slice up the potatoes with the shovel.

Not sure what to do with it now since I destroyed its little bed. I have it now in a wooden box, filled with lots more grass. Where should I put it? Under the shed? Should I put more grass on top of it and maybe some shedded dog hair?
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Old September 26th, 2009, 12:32 PM
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Old September 26th, 2009, 12:44 PM
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A rodent of some sort? Has a long tail.

Beats me! I didn't want to handle it too much and wake it from hibernation.
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Old September 26th, 2009, 12:53 PM
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Under the shed would probably be good--just need to find a place that's out of the wind and away from predators.

Do you have an LP tank? We have white-footed mice hibernate under the hood of our LP tank every year. Just put him in there, cover with more dry grass, and lower the hood.
We have our gas delivery guy trained to leave the nest alone if he has to do a mid-winter fill.
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Old September 26th, 2009, 01:48 PM
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I would leave it where it was. And in the spot that he was in. It could have babies somewhere near, etc. I would also observe him for a little bit..to make sure it is not sick or injured. If so, call you local animal control.

And you are not waking him up from hibernation. It looks like a field mouse or vole.

I think it is a field mouse. Its tail is to long for a vole.

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Old September 26th, 2009, 04:07 PM
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I've heard that rodents won't cross over dog hair so I wonder if maybe just grass was used?????? I don't know this for certain but, since I heard it, thought I'd pass it on..

Cute little critter whatever it is
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Old September 26th, 2009, 04:23 PM
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It's hard to see how big it is,could it be a Possum??but the feet look different than a Possum
I hope he's going to be ok
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