Bluebird and Small Cavity Nester Conservation
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Welcome to the Mouse House


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This 45 second video shows an nestbox in a nature sanctuary that has been taken over by deer (?) mice. (Video recorded on November 18, 2007. The background squeaking is from a separate recording made by researchers of the mating song of male mice.) My He-Man husband shrieks at the end when the last mouse jumps out onto his arm.

For information about the hazards posed by rodents in nestboxes, and how to deter mice and rats from using your boxes, see Mice and Rats in Nestboxes.

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    Somewhere over the rainbow
    Bluebirds fly.
    - from "Somewhere Over the Rainbow," lyrics by E.Y. Harburg

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