Fieldmice can be carnivores

25th February 2012, Saturday

I had heard about mice eating petrel chicks alive (click here), but didn’t realise that our Fieldmouse could also be a meat eater. In December I got this video of two Fieldmice looking like they might be tucking into a Rabbit carcass (especially the one at the back), but later in the night a Badger stole the carcass, so there was no evidence. But recently I had left a Rabbit carcass on top of a metal dustbin inside my workshop and yesterday there were signs of a Fieldmouse eating it – see photo (not for the squeamish)
the hole (it’s not an eye socket) has been chewed by little teeth and there is flesh left on the ear and the droppings are Fieldmice.