This piece, Palo Duro Mouse (Peromyscus truei comanche- Threatened) is an 10 x 8 x 1 5/8", Acrylic painting on acid-free, archival panel and can be hung with or without a frame.*
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ABOUT THE PALO DURO MOUSE:
“...The Palo Duro Mouse is... adapted to live on the steep, rocky, canyon walls typically having only a few juniper trees and very little grass. Living in this rugged terrain helps to protect them from many predators like the coyote, bobcat, hawks, and owls that commonly prey upon small rodents. Rattlesnakes remain its major predator...
Palo Duro Mice are relatively secretive creatures, emerging from burrows underground or crevices in rocks primarily at night. They are known to eat mainly the seeds of juniper, mesquite and prickly pear cactus.
Very little is known about the Palo Duro Mouse’s reproductive cycle. The few studies that have been conducted have found pregnant females throughout the spring, summer and early fall months. This suggests that Palo Duro Mice may be able to breed when weather conditions and food availability are favorable to the survival of young mice.
Most rodents including mice are generally thought of as pests because of their potential to spread disease, damage crops and property. However, because Palo Duro Mice inhabit the steep canyon walls, they rarely come in contact with people and therefore pose little threat to humans.”
HOW YOU CAN HELP:
5% of the sale of this piece will be donated to TPWD Nongame Fund
You can help by writing your U.S. House Representative to urge them to co-sponsor the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (RAWA), H.R.3742
- Color may vary slightly from what is seen on a computer monitor.
- Artist retains rights to image.
- Created 2019
- Panel is warp resistant, kiln dried New Zealand Pine cradles.
- Hanging assembly included.
- Painting has been been treated with a permanent varnish to protect surfaces from UV damage.