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Beach Mouse, Florida

Photograph by Joel Sartore, National Geographic Caption:

An endangered Choctawhatchee beach mouse, Peromyscus polionotus allophrys, has good reason to appear shy. The nocturnal herbivore faces the ongoing threat of development of the sand dune ecosystem it inhabits.

(From the National Geographic book Visions of Earth)

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