Everglade Animal

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Everglade Animal

Key Largo Cotton Mouse!(Peromyscus gossypinus allapaticola)

The Key Largo cotton mouse preferred habitat is mature hammock forests.

Cotton mice are among the most common small mammals in South Florida!

Food Chain!

Cute Huh?

The Key Largo cotton mouse is closely associated with the Key Largo woodrat.

Because of increasing human activity and population, the Key Largo cotton mouse's distribution is limited to North Key Largo. In addition to being only found in this small area,

The diet of the Key Largo cotton mouse consists of berries, seeds, nuts, and insects. Berries from tropical hardwood hammock trees and shrubs may be an important food supply for the Key Largo cotton mouse

A nocturnal rodent, the Cotton Mouse is omnivorous, eating many invertebrates as well as seeds, fruits, and nuts. A skillful climber, it runs up trees the way gray squirrels do and is a fairly strong swimmer.

Key Largo Woodrat

weasel with a dead mouse :(

mice prey: dogs and cats

Many tropical species such as mahogany (Swietenia mahagoni), gumbo limbo (Bursera simaruba), and cocoplum (Chrysobalanus icaco) grow alongside the more familiar temperate species of live oak (Quercus virginiana), red maple (Acer rubrum), and hackberry (Celtis laevigata). This diverse assemblage of plant life supports an equally diverse array of wildlife.

fat rat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Everglades trees

The Key Largo cotton mouse inhabits tropical hardwood hammocks in Key Largo Florida.

Cotton Mice are preyed upon by owls, weasels, cats, dogs, foxes, snakes, and bobcats. Black rats may out-compete the Key Largo cotton mouse for food and other resources


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