For the identification of insects and other fauna and flora of South Africa.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Rodentia Striped Mouse (Rhabdomys pumilio)

Family Muridae
They have a body length of about 8-10cm and found in the succulent Karoo and these were seen coming out into the morning sun to warm themselves.

Although they forage alone, they live in family groups.


Gaelyn said...

Is this what we saw in Addo?

Firefly the Travel Guy said...

Amazing how often you see them "climbing" like this in the bush. I've seen it in Addo

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

It is Gaelyn. Cute little things. :)

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

They come up the branches like this to catch the first rays of sunshine Jonker. It was strange seeing them in the bushes when you usually find them on the ground. :)