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Yellow-necked mouse attacked a dead bank vole

Abstract

An unique observation was made when an adult yellow-necked mouseApodemus flavicollis (Melchior, 1834) attacked a dead bank voleClethrionomys glareolus (Schreber, 1780).

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Zejda, J. Yellow-necked mouse attacked a dead bank vole. Acta Theriol 47, 221–222 (2002). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF03192462

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Key words

  • Apodemus flavicollis
  • aggressive behaviour
  • lowland forest