ID question (House Mouse or E. Harvest Mouse)
I caught this small mouse in an overnight sherman trap this morning (Georgia, USA) and would like to confirm ID. I tentatively identified it as a House Mouse based on the small size, relatively uniform coloration between dorsal and ventral, and the readily visible scales on the tail. However, after looking at some photos on the internet, I am a bit more uncertain and want to be able to rule out Eastern Harvest Mouse (my target species). Although my photo is pretty terrible you can see the scales on the tail easily although it did have sparse hair, how furred is the tail of a harvest mouse? Is this a House Mouse or is the photo inconclusive? Also, for future references, what is the best way to separate the two species?