Am thinking Yellow-necked or Wood Mouse?
I'm going a bit out on a limb here but:
the mouse has quite a thick tail which leans towards Yellow-necked;
the eyes look relatively small in the face suggesting a larger, robust animal;
in the second shot, it seems to me that you can indeed see the golden-brown colour continuing from the right leg around the neck.
So I would like a better view but I think there is a reasonable chance the mouse is Yellow-necked.
I have taken some pictures of such mouse once in the Beibrza National Park which I thought were good enough to say Wood, then got in touch with a park zoologist and they said it's still not possible to say. I think with mammmals, we "amateurs" have the tendency to be overly optimistic
I agree the tail is snapped off, but in any case it looks proportionately thinner than the one in the original post.
Here's a thing. Original post pic 2: see how the golden colour wraps round the foreleg and sets off across the chest in a band - you can also see the chin is white and that will go down onto the throat. The wrap around effect is right up to the armpit.
Now look at the latest post, pic 2, and you can see a line of white going up the inside of the mouse's left foreleg and/or matching edge of chest. There can be no breast-band or wraparound golden upper leg so this is a Wood Mouse (supported by the big pop-eyes and thin tail). IMHO!
Thanks John, images 1-2 YNM and Wood mouse for 3-4....you certainly know your “meeses to pieces” :t:
I'd like to think so but I emphasise again that this is my opinion and there may be room for debate. If Mark Hows is passing, he handles a lot of small critters and would have something useful to say.