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Eastern Harvest Mice eat seeds, some fresh green plant matter, and small insects. They prefer damp habitats, particularly meadows, marshlands, and weed-covered banks of irrigation ditches. They seldom occur in forested areas. They build nests of shredded grasses and plant fibers, and use the nests year-round. Most offspring are born in late spring, summer, or early fall. Litter size can range from 2 to 7; 4 is average.

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