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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Cute Little Long-Eared Mouse

My friend BPaul over at the Institute Of Jurassic Technology blog pointed out this little story on the BBC about an An "extraordinary" desert creature has been caught on camera for what scientists believe is the first time. The long-eared jerboa from the Gobi Desert

Well its not as quite as cute, but Oregon has the Pinyon Mouse - a long-eared mouse that likes to eat juniper berries and requires rocky habitat to survive. I photographed this little fellow near Clarno, not far from OMSI's Hancock Field Station.



Incidentally, this is one of the last photographs I took using film.


Bpaul said...

Love the crispness and detail of your photos here, and yet a natural setting. Just awesome.

For my money, I'll take the local variety -- cute as anything.

matt_stansberry said...

I second both sentiments... but it would be awesome to check out the Gobi.

Tate said...

wow that is an amazing photo

Maria said...

That is soooo cute and really great photo's!

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Portland, Oregon, United States
Husband, Father, Student Of Natural History, Photographer