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Mouse or rat? Pic included

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mouseorrat Thu 05-Dec-19 07:32:06

Mouse or rat? Found it in the garden, about the size of a hamster

Looobyloo Thu 05-Dec-19 07:34:17

Mice are tiny --amd very cute--it looks like a mole maybe? Is it alive?

ChewChewIsMySpiritAnimal Thu 05-Dec-19 07:35:19

Definitely not a mole. They're black for starters. I'd say a young rat.

CheshireDing Thu 05-Dec-19 07:35:34

Not a mouse, wrong nose, too big.

PP may be correct re vole/shrew etc

Branster Thu 05-Dec-19 07:35:42

Field mice are minute, smaller than hamsters.
Rats don’t look as cute as your picture.
No idea what it could be. Is it alive?

BertrandRussell Thu 05-Dec-19 07:35:44

How big is it?

Looobyloo Thu 05-Dec-19 07:35:52

Just looked and moles are quite big so maybe not.

BertrandRussell Thu 05-Dec-19 07:36:19

Sorry- didn’t read properly!

PhoneLock Thu 05-Dec-19 07:38:27

How long is it's tail?

Redtartanshoes Thu 05-Dec-19 07:39:01

I’d say young rat.

Herocomplex Thu 05-Dec-19 07:39:31

The tail is the give away, rats tails are fleshier, mice are more shoe-lace like.
But with nothing for scale I’d say that’s a rat.

PhoneLock Thu 05-Dec-19 07:39:46

Spanish hamster?

GruciusMalfoy Thu 05-Dec-19 07:40:31

Definitely not a mole. I've seen two up close, thanks to my cat. They're lovely and velvety and have funny little hands.

I'd guess this was a rat, OP, but really not 100% sure. The mice I've seen have been smaller/ more dainty than hamsters.

mouseorrat Thu 05-Dec-19 07:40:43

It was dead 😞 poor thing.
I'm puzzled. It was about maybe 10cm I would guess

DoesntLeftoverTurkeySoupDragOn Thu 05-Dec-19 07:41:27

Standard mice are way smaller than a hamster.

Herocomplex Thu 05-Dec-19 07:42:25

phonelock smile

mouseorrat Thu 05-Dec-19 07:42:38

Oh god, so it's looking more like a young rat 🤮

QueenOfCatan Thu 05-Dec-19 07:42:46

Do you have any other pictures? Those ears don't look rat like to me at all but it would be too big to be a mouse. Looks almost hamster like to me! Does it have a tail?

MrsPelligrinoPetrichor Thu 05-Dec-19 07:43:57


Herocomplex Thu 05-Dec-19 07:43:59

Unless it’s someone’s escaped gerbil/jerboa

colourbynumbers Thu 05-Dec-19 07:44:28

It looks like a little squirrel. Did it have a tail?

mouseorrat Thu 05-Dec-19 07:44:40


mouseorrat Thu 05-Dec-19 07:46:36

It's eyes were dried out , if you get what I mean so they were kinda sunk in

gonewiththerain Thu 05-Dec-19 07:47:41

Is it a wood mouse? It’s those big ears. Doesn’t look like a rat

BlessedBeTheFruitCake Thu 05-Dec-19 07:48:39

Colour wise and ear size it looks like a bit like a degu.

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