Common Name: Woodland Jumping Mouse
Scientific Name: Napaeozapus insignis
Habitat: Woodlands, especially bordering lakes and streams.
Diet: Omnivorous, with a preference for seeds. They also eat insects, including caterpillars. This species may be an important predator of gypsy moth larvae.
A long tail and powerful hind legs provide this Pennsylvania native with the ability to jump six to eight feet when avoiding a predator. Its closest relative is the meadow jumping mouse and both are true hibernators.