on the Old-Field Mouse
was successful in 31 of 39 old-field mice (Peromyscus polionotus)
released from the center of a 9-acre plowed field 340 to 640 feet from trap sites
in occupied habitat surrounding the field. Ninety-one percent of the homing
animals returned the first night; 60% returned by midnight.The majority of returning
mice were recaptured in traps adjacent to the set of traps in which they were
captured before release.The animals, following release during the daytime, exhibited
a sequence of behavior directed toward finding shelter. After dark, the mice moved
toward their home range.
J.B. 1964. Homing on the old field mouse. Journal of Mammalogy 45:276-283.
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