Rodent ID help required, SE Arizona
I’ve just returned from two weeks in Arizona where I saw a number of Peromyscus type mice. I would appreciate any thoughts that may help me identify them down to species level. I understand that the photos may not show the detail that is necessary for a confident ID but any opinions are welcome. I’ve also included any other information I feel may help.
The first mouse was photographed in a sandy wash on the Box Canyon road at the foot of Madera Canyon. I’ve included a picture of the habitat in case this helps. The animal had a body length of approximately 7cm while the tail was about 10cm.
The next rodent was trapped near a dam in South East Arizona very close to the New Mexico border. The town of Rodeo is the nearest settlement.
I only have one half decent photo of this mouse. It had a bi-coloured tail and white belly. Body length was approximately 10cm, tail was 8cm. Note the orange lower sides. Any thoughts?
Thanks for any help. More mice to follow…