Wood mouse


The wood mouse was the very first resident of Tapijn that we were able to capture with our camera. Wood mice mainly live in those parts of Tapijn with more undergrowth and are active mostly at night. During the day and on the beaten track, you won’t encounter wood mice very easily. The videos clearly show that wood mice have quite long hind legs, making them good jumpers. The house mouse is also seen a lot in the city of course, has shorter hind legs and lives mainly in buildings.

Relationship with humans

Why we do what we do

The wood mice within the Tapijn grounds do not live there because the area is inhabited by humans. Wood mice do not follow people, but rather tolerate people. Tapijn makes a good habitat for wood mice, because there is food, shelter, and possibilities for nesting.