Henry David Thoreau, American Writer
Long-Tailed Field or Wood Mouse
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Grasses, Mosses and Fungi Edged with Frost
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M. - To Laurel Glen.
I see, running along on the flat side of a railroad rail on the causeway, a wild mouse with an exceedingly long tail. Perhaps it would be called the long-tailed meadow mouse. It has no white, only the feet are light flesh-color; but it is uniformly brown as far as I can see - for it rests a long time on the rail within a rod - but when I look at it from behind in the sun it is a very tawny almost golden brown, quite handsome. It finally runs, with a slight hop - the tarsus of the hind legs being very long while the fore legs are short and its head accordingly low - down the bank to the meadow.
There were severe frosts on the nights of the 28th and 29th, and now I see the hickories turned quite black. and in low ground the white oak shoots, though they do not show black in drying. Also many ferns are withered and black and some Prinos lavigatus tips, etc.
May 31, 1858
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