Mice eating cranberries


This video says about itself:

This delightful completely wild little wood mouse was only to happy for me to photograph him, so long as I fed him broken up peanuts. Filmed in my garden.

On the Dutch Wadden Sea islands grow cranberries. This plant is originally from North America. It is said that in the nineteenth century a barrel filled with cranberries beached on Terschelling, bringing this species to the Netherlands.

Birds don’t like cranberries. They prefer sea-buckthorn or crowberry fruits.

Wood mice, however, do eat cranberries, especially the seeds.

There are not many rodent species on Terschelling. Apart from the wood mouse, there are harvest mice and bank voles.

Common shrews live on the island as well.

Cranberries on Vlieland island: here. And here.

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