Not the average house mouse: Topsail rangers protect Choctawhatchee Beach Mouse

Published: Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 02:37 PM.

  Keep the beach mouse safe:

You can help prevent the beach mouse from going extinct with these helpful tips:

1. The beach mouse is not a garbage eater, but their predators such as rats and raccoons are. Properly bag and dispose of garbage on the beach to make sure you don't entice any of the creatures from getting to close to the beach mouse habitat.

2. If you live on or near the beach, keep you cats indoors at night.

3. Boardwalks are a blessing to the beach mouse since they prevent damage to the dunes, Roberts said. Utilize them whenever you can.

4. Avoid using poisons, snap traps, glue boards and similar techniques in beach mouse habitat.


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