Scruffy local deer mice discussing strategies for getting into my cabin
The mice you see on Savary are a subspecies of deer mice called Peromyscus maniculatus georgiensis. They are found on Savary, Texada, and Thormanby Islands.
1. In the late 1960s, Zoologist Barry Thomas visited Savary (and many other islands in the Georgia Straight) to study the deer mice populations.
Click here to read his 1971 doctoral thesis entitled Evolutionary Relationships Among Peromyscus from the Georgia Straight, Gordong, Goletas, and Scott Islands of British Columbia, Canada.
If you search the PDF using the keyword "Savary," you can see what he had to say — specifically — about our island's mice.
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