Common Name: Deer Mouse
Scientific Name: Peromyscus maniculatus
Habitat: Varied—woodlands and open fields, depending on subspecies.
Diet: Mainly herbivorous—seeds from many trees, dried corn, insects, and snails.
There are three different subspecies of deer mouse that occur in Pennsylvania. The two most abundant varieties prefer a woodland habitat. The third subspecies prefers open fields and other areas with little cover.