The Yellow-necked Mouse is a small mammal mainly found in deciduous woodlands in the south of England and in the Cotswolds. Sometimes it can be found in orchards, hedgerows and even in houses in winter. It has a yellow band running across its throat and this is why it is called the ‘Yellow-necked Mouse’.
The Yellow-necked Mouse has a body length of around eleven centimetres and its tail is just as long. It has a reddish brown coat of fur on top and white fur below. Its tail is smooth-looking and also a reddish brown colour. The Yellow-necked Mouse has a long face with a pink snout and long whiskers. Its ears are long and its eyes are big and black. Its hind legs are bigger than its front legs and they are all a pinky colour.
Yellow-necked Mice build underground burrows which consist of chambers with nests. The nests are used to store food, raise their young and to sleep in. Yellow-necked Mice mainly go foraging for food on the ground at night, but they are excellent climbers and will also forage for food high up in trees. Yellow-necked Mice are generally solitary creatures, but they sometimes can be found nesting together in underground burrows or in indoor spaces.